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Tanka Cat Poems | Tanka Poems About Cat

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Playing Enthusiastically

                                              Playmates illusion
                                       Feline stretches on its back
                                              Pup engages play
                                       Leaps into air with surprise
                                    Scratched nose, engages again

                                         By Eve Roper 11/20/2014

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Letting Callie Go

A full year it grew as dear Callie cat endured that stinking cancer. Night screams came, which pierced my heart. Only then could I let go. . .

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A Callie Cat Tanka

taken to the pound by folks who did not want her Callie Cat escaped. . . instinct had led her back to where tribulation trumped death sickly and skinny Callie Cat scraped by until a chance encounter. . . how sweet the day my daughter came home with a calico! the cat who once lived a natural life outside grew happy and plump. . . eighteen years she ruled our hearts - the indoor queen of our home

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he was out all night
our tabby cat named tiger
he’s beat – sleeping now
i asked him very kindly,
“where do you go all night, tig?”

no answer, of course
kitties eat then disappear
no one knows just where
they are so sleek and so slim
any crack is wide enough

how fascinating
how strange to visualize –
our tig slipping through
into this alternate world
known only to the feline

i’ve often seen tig
blank, staring off into space,
his feet in motion,
hunting in this paradise
where no effort will recall  

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A Cat's Life

The cat in the tree
slowly climbed up and got stuck; 
only saw the top; 
never going to come down
worked hard to enjoy his view. 

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she purrs ... contented
I feel stress leave my body
the sound of her purr
is like the rain on the roof
or ocean lapping the shore

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Wildkatze/Wild Cat/Gato Montés

Der Wald atmet auf
Sonnenlicht fällt auf Tannengrün
Im aufsteigenden Nebel

Am Bachrand vor hohem Gras
Sonnt sich im Baum eine Wildkatze 


The forest breathes again
Sunlight falls on pines' green 
In now rising mist 

At the brook's edge near tall grass 
A wild cat is basking in a tree


El bosque respira 
Luz cae sobre abetos verdes
En la subienda  niebla 

Al arroyo cerca de hierba alta
Gato montés toma un baño de sol

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Die Katze am Fenster/ The Cat at the Window/ El Gato en la Ventana / Il Gatto alla Finestra

Am Fenster die Katze
Voller Spannung zum Sprung bereit
Verfolgt sie den Vogel 

Vor dem geschlossenen Fenster
Ist aber die Welt noch in Ordnung


The cat at the window
With bated breath for the jump 
She pursues the bird 

In front of the closed window
The world is yet in order


El gato en la ventana
Con gran expectación del salto 
Persigue el pájaro 

Delante de la ventana cerrada
Allá el mundo está en orden


Il gatto alla finestra
Con il fiato sospeso per il salto
Che persegue l'uccello

Davanti alla finestra chiusa
Il mondo è in ordine

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Cat Circus

My spirit’s laughter Pirouettes with glee at the Antics of my cats. Feline acrobats tickle My amygdala…ha…ha!

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Black Cat

Sitting on a bench By the door with evil grin The black cat does wait For the passersby, children Who will pet his well-groomed head
Russell Sivey