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Cat Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Cat

These Cat Tanka poems are examples of Tanka poems about Cat. These are the best examples of Cat Tanka poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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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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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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Tanka Cat's Behavior

soft hairy body
roll and kick in the green grass
of neighbors front yard
a dog in the summer's heat
behaves as a cat

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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