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Cat Poems | Examples of Cat Poetry

Cat Poems. Below are examples of poems about cats, our furry, fluffy, feline friends. This list of cat poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. These wonderful poets have written beautiful poems about big cats like lions and tigers who roar, and smaller kitties like Persian, Siamese, and tabby who meow.Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of cat poetry. This list of works about cat is an excellent resource for examples of how to write cat poems. 

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List of Cat Poems

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Unrest of Spirit- At Christmas Dear Heart Enclosed Rhyme cat, christmas,
Sea Ibohal Kshetrimayum I do not know? cat, boy, butterfly, candy, car,
Premium Member Poem Silky Kitty Dear Heart Sonnet care, cat,
Premium Member Poem My Cat and the Paper Dear Heart Verse cat,
Premium Member Poem Cat Nap Heidi Sands Tanka cat, sleep, sun,
Premium Member Poem Blue Eyed Cats From Planet Siam Caren Krutsinger Light Verse cat,
Premium Member Poem a magic cat Gershon Wolf Rhyme cat, magic, spring,
Premium Member Poem Sleep Wake Pee Meow Eat Sleep Jack Ellison Limerick cat,
Catfucious 5 Jean Bush Senryu analogy, angst, cat, howl,
cats part two jake aller Free verse animal, cat,

cats
by jake aller
Cat Fight in Incheon

Watching two cats 
Fighting alongside the sidewalk
In suburban Incheon New Airport Town

Completely indifferent 
To the humans walking around them
And the humans were...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat,

Cats
by M. L. Kiser
Cats are curious beings, both in behavior and as a species.  You never know what to expect as each one is different; a diverse...

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Haibun | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, animal, appreciation, best friend,

Family Pets
by M. L. Kiser
A family pet’s a family member;
Deserving no less; you must remember;
Than anyone else in the household;
To do them less; it is so cold.

They love you...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, animal, appreciation, best friend,

The Triumph of Schrodinger's Cat
by Ed Morris
Though of two minds he played it cool
(Which is the sacred feline rule),
Convinced he could not be a crime,
Both cat and carcass at one time,
So...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat, philosophy, science,

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Senryu - Halloween Horror
by Maureen McGreavy


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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, fear, night,

My Royal cat
by Ivy Vresk

   My Royal Cat

  He knows where I sleep,
like a sneak thief he comes to my bed,
wakes me in the middle of...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, love,

from dust
by jan hansen
From Dust

Life is dust
Without it, we will not exist
Ask my cleaner.
No, don`t ask her
She is paid to remove it
A dusty book on the shelf
Are words...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, africa, cat, color,

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The Plan of The Rainbow Animals
by Caren Krutsinger
On Tuesday Rainbow Dog said to Rainbow Cat
My fine friend, Let us have a little fake spat

What is the point Rainbow Cat decided to ask
Drinking...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, 5th grade, 6th grade,

Cat People
by Axl A.
“Ms. Skittles,” the music teacher began, “your fiddle playing is impeccable, really, I am amazed. You could write up some lyrics for that tune and...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, cute, music, pets,

My poetry
by Ibohal Kshetrimayum
Halfway on the curve of your waist
Rhymes become audible
Climbing your pelvis
Rhythms suffer
Falling from your hips
Syllables dream of feathers
In the heat between your thighs
Metaphors melt
Crawling down...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: car, care, career, cat,

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Catku - Rusty Spotted Cat
by charles messina
daring ~ curious 
you can hold one in your palm 
world's smallest feline...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat,

Down at the Frog-o-Mat
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Wash Those Froggies, Wash Those Froggies,
Dirty Froggies Get Eaten By Moggies.
Don't Be Mean, Get Them Clean
While You Read Your Magazine....

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat, funny, nonsense,

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CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE--SAY SOMETHING
by James Edward Lee Sr.
CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE--SAY SOMETHING

There once was a cat named Fluffy
And his demeanor was tuffy 
Your green eyes to I spy
purr-purr- purring you are
Eye contact...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, cat, feelings, funny,

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Cats Don't Play
by Caren Krutsinger
There was a big hooray in Kind-ville one day.
For a kitten was found, a serious light gray.
The premonition had come true, and in the best...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, 4th grade, 5th grade,

Happy Halloween
by Eric Nelson Manley Shelman
Happy Halloween

Ghosts
Ghouls
Goblins
Spirits
Wines
Pumpkins and their spices
Jackolaterns and their flickering candles lights
Scarecrows
Spiders and their webs
Skulls
Bats
Rats
Black Cats
Crows
Skeletons
Undead
Witches their spells and witchcraft
Warlocks their spells and witchcraft
Necromancers dead-talking
Divinations
Ancestors
Rituals
Rites
Vampires
Werewolves
Mummies
Shapeshifters
Gargoyles
Bogeymen
Monsters
Creatures
Creepy Crawlers
Grim Reapers
Devils
Cemeteries
Tombstones
Crosses
pentagrams
pentacles
tricks...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, appreciation, art, autumn, birthday,

Catfucious 3
by Jean Bush
I caught a treat!
    So now we'll eat

              ...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, cute, food, together,

Theyve No Scent
by M. L. Kiser
In a summer garden roses bloom;
A kitten loves to breathe their scents;
Sniffing each rose; both eyes closed;
Even a kitten can,
Appreciate them.
Inside she sniffs
Plastic ones;
Puzzled 
Face....

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Nonet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat, flower, garden,

Too Modest A Cat
by M. L. Kiser
My cat thinks she’s got,
To use only her litter
Box inside the house.
Outside for hours she holds it;
Jets to box from doorway!...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat, cute, fun,

Shell Find You
by M. L. Kiser
Be very careful squirrels;
Falling leaves undress the trees
And naked trees show my cat
Right where your nest is!
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Dodoitsu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat, earth, environment,

Catfucious 2
by Jean Bush
You yank me from my curtain climb
     But I shall nap and bide my time.

      ...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, cat, humor, pets,