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Cat related haiku, senryu and tanka as I find them... 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking out the window
   with my kitten
     during the night...
 
 
 - Louis Cuneo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




  The house cat watches
the flitting sparrow, with a
   chattering hunger
 
 
-J.W. Hackett

 
 
 
 
 
 


  The door held for her
the cat stops on the threshold
  and sniffs the jamb...
 
 
-J.W. Hackett


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


  When finally caught,
the kitten's tail is given
  a real good licking
 
 
-J.W. Hackett

 
 
 
 
 


  While being scolded
the old cat licks his shoulder
  pretending not to hear...
 
 
-J.W. Hackett
 
 
 
 
 
 



  A moment ago
the kitten was full of life
  now how limp it lies
 
 
-J.W. Hackett

 
 
 
 
 


  The kitten's great yawn
goes all around the room...
   and back again
 
 
-J.W. Hackett


 
 
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Right in the middle
  of the cat's yawn-
     a pink tongue
 
 
   - Arizona Zipper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In a circle of thaw
   the cat walks
     round and round
 
 
  - Virginia Brady Young
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
spring evening-
playing with the last kitten
to be given away
 
 
- Chuck Brickley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
home late:
the cat's fur in patches
on her housecoat
 
 
- Michael Dudley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      pacing
the shore
      the ship's cat
 
 
- Raymond Roseliep
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
only letting in the cat
until
the morning star
 
 
- Penny Harter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opening its eyes
  closing its eyes
   a cat in the sun.
 
 
  Arizona Zipper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Following the smoke ring
    out the window
      the cat's eye
 
 
  - Arizona Zipper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After a hard rain,
   a cat stops to shake a paw
      before moving on.
 
 
  - Arizona Zipper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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