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Tiring the heart--
mountains and ocean
too much beauty

---Santōka
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open window
cats fall over each other
getting to the sill

3 comments:

Alan Summers said...

I really like this.

It's more than just a visual statement.

The immediacy is great.

I really like to feel "included" in a haiku, and I feel those cat are literally edging me out of the way to take over that window seat/sill. ;-)

My cat open window haiku:

open window
the cat dozes
half in half out


Alan Summers

1. Raku Teapot: Haiku Book/CD Raku Teapot Press/White Owl Publishing, California Book: 1-891691-03-1 ; CD: 1-891691-04-X (2003)

2. *Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Runner Up 2002 ISBN 1-903543-05-3

3. Iron Book of British Haiku Iron Press; ISBN: 0906228670 First published 1998, Third print 2000

4. Woodpecker, International Magazine for sharing haiku, Extra Shuttle Issue,ISSN 1384-6094, Oct 1997

5. Presence #3 November 1996 UK haiku magazine ISSN 1366-5367

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Diane Mayr said...

Hi Alan! At least 50% of all the haiku I have written over the years have to do with my cats!

Cats are "immediate" creatures--feed me now! Love me now! Get your hands off that keyboard and pet me--now!

Thanks for sharing your window cat haiku! One of my cats accidentally pushed the screen out one day and the next thing I knew there were two little paws gripping the windowsill from the outside!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love this, very visual and engaging, definitely made me smile!