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

Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 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. . .

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2015

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To Constance--broken wings

a fine but sad poet
her poems run deep
into love paradisial
or fraught with thorns

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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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

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2015

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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  

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2013

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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

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2014

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Tanka This, that, those and them

 cat, dog, food, humor, mom, pain, summer,

I tripped over  feet
My shoe laces both came undone
Slid in my 'spilled' milk
Cut my finger on broke glass
My blood now was mixed in milk!

I sat on a chair
It was much too low for me 
Table top held my chin
Knees folded I knelt down  below
My neck got cramped looking up!

Taking a 'soap' soak  
I washed my hair in 'suds' water
Forgot to rinse 'wash'
Let the bath drain of cold water
Had to take a shower too!

I bit my finger 
A huge delicious apple
Choked on pieces bitten
And swallowed a broken tooth
It left an empty hole then!

Pits are wicked  on teeth
Cherry pits the worse for wear
Three cherries at once
Eaten you  choke on a pit
If swallowed you then will die!

Pepper makes a sneeze
Then coughing  up of chewed food
Follows up the throat 
Adding 'more' to the food plate
Appetite all lost!

Close your eyes and wish
Once upon a time like 'right' now
My mom told me so
Magic will make a wish come true
Then I learnt she fibs white lies!

Cats and dogs skip rope 
Jumping around up and down
When the double-dutch stops
Cat and dog hair flies about
 Then the fight is done double time!

Touring on my bike
I flipped ' head over heels' and rolled
 Down grassy culverts  below
Upon a stinking skunk hole 
Startling the homeowners there!

Belly laugh causes much gas 
That builds wind into a toot
Relieving  more pain
Reaching a higher stink bomb
That calls  more laughter!

My peaches are very ripe
 I squeezed one to check them out
Grab'n napkins and bowl
When bitten into juices pour
 Sliding stickily  down my chin!

Corn on the cob needs
Melted butter and wood toothpicks 
 Small bits catch in teeth
Cob takes two hands for chomping
All the kernels in a row!

Shaved cabbage ' coleslaw'
Sliced hamburger buns with meat
Chopped onions with sauces
Causes gall bladder  heartburn pain
 Trapped gasses giving 'piglet' shame!

Copyright © Diane M Quinlan | Year Posted 2015

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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. 

Copyright © Melani Udaeta | Year Posted 2014

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My Cat

My cat loves to eat. Sitting all day in the house, she is getting fat. Thinking of that, I ought to get up and go for a jog! Written May 27, 2016 For the Traditional Tanka Contest of Charlotte Puddifoot

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2016

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Ferris Wheel

ferris wheel
rising with the moon and stars
suddenly stops
but hey diddle diddle
almost jump over the moon

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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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!

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2015

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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

Copyright © Gert W. Knop | Year Posted 2010

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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

Copyright © Gert W. Knop | Year Posted 2010

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Vine leaves hang downwards on the gladsome summer day, appealing to her, wide fingers green from garden, to resemble the leaves veined. *********************************** 5/28/2016 *********************************** Contest - Traditional Tanka Sponsor - Charlotte Jade Puddifoot *********************************** A Première Contest Win

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2016

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My Cat Called Mila

        my cat called Mila
   quickly lapping up its milk
         on my best china
      unused up until today,
its blue flowers flooded white

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015

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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

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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The Eyes of Cats

Twin stars in the gloom
unblinking yet containing
secrets to be told.
Young and old where wisdom hold
always in search for wonders. 

28 May

Copyright © YunZhi Wu | Year Posted 2016

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Rikkie in the sky,
A Super moon, a cute spring,
the Wolf on mountain 
Oh! what a lovely cool sight!
Oh! what a lovely cool night!

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Copyright © Abdullah Alhemaidy | Year Posted 2017