Jet Black Cat with Golden Eyes…

Jet Black Cat with Golden Eyes illustration by Lillian Lee

This line from a poem I learned in the 3rd grade follows me – especially when Halloween rolls around:

Black And Gold
by Nancy Byrd Turner

Everything is black and gold,
Black and gold, to-night:
Yellow pumpkins, yellow moon
Yellow candlelight;

Jet-black cats with golden eyes
Shadows black as ink,
Firelight blinking in the dark
With a yellow blink

Black and gold, black and gold
Nothing in between-
When the world turns black and gold
Then it’s Halloween!

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