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Nine Lives Haiku

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Nine Lives Haiku

Nine Lives Haiku

Cat wakes in dawn air ,
Morning dew on every hair.
Birds singing in pair.

Eyes made of glass,
Watch the seasons turn and pass,
Behind tips of grass.

 Whiskers are twitching
And seem slightly bewitching.
They leave skin itching.

After a washing,
His tail can be seen swishing
as he sits fishing.

He hears every sound:
roaring butterflies’ wings pound
and rumble the ground.

A tiny pink nose ,
Stops to smell every red rose
Before they can close.

His paws leave no trace.
An attribute of his race
is to step with grace.

He slips through shadows
To the moon’s silver meadow,
Each star a window.

 Free of kids and wives,
 Defying gods with nine lives,
Cat naps while man strives!

-Tiffany Ragsdale 2009

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  1. Date: 9/17/2012 9:44:00 PM
    Welcome to the site. I know you will like it here. You are off to a great start with this fine haiku ensemble.

    Ragsdale Avatar Tiffany Ragsdale
    Date: 9/17/2012 11:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the welcome Robert. I truly appriciate it. ;-)
  1. Date: 9/17/2012 4:47:00 AM
    Cats are great! So are your Haikus! Terry

    Ragsdale Avatar Tiffany Ragsdale
    Date: 9/17/2012 4:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    =)
  1. Date: 9/17/2012 4:27:00 AM
    Very nice write! I like how you ring out that cats seemingly defy the gods with their nine lived and that they really have it better than us striving humans!

    Ragsdale Avatar Tiffany Ragsdale
    Date: 9/17/2012 11:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty. I had a hard- fun time writing it. :-)
  1. Date: 9/17/2012 2:49:00 AM
    Wow! Cleverly done Tiffany! And I love the element of rhyme and the flow of the tale. Very nice!

    Ragsdale Avatar Tiffany Ragsdale
    Date: 9/17/2012 2:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Vicky. It was a tough one to come up with! :-)