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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