Poetry about Cats - Beautiful Kitty Haiku to Mine

Celebrate National Poetry Month in April!


#24 for National Poetry Month is a tribute to my passel of cats! I've written a haiku for each one of them.


Trudy loves to play!
Trudy loves to play!

Trudy


Tiny, orange, lost

Meowing sweetly on my fence

Demanding entrance

Big ole Ollie!
Big ole Ollie!

Oliver


Obnoxious, talking

Huge, demanding, tripping pain!

Big ole lug of love

Katie relaxing--what she does best (besides eating).
Katie relaxing--what she does best (besides eating).

Katie


Oliver’s sister

Talkative, sweet—a lap cat

Nice tuxedo, too!

Handsome Simon--if only more people could see him!
Handsome Simon--if only more people could see him!

Simon


Shy, true scaredy cat

Hides in closet, under bed

Only seen by few

Setzer loves to lounge!
Setzer loves to lounge!

Setzer


Loving, cuddly girl

Named after Brian from band

Stray Cat like her mom

The old guy doing his favorite thing....
The old guy doing his favorite thing....

Prince Albert


Old, frail, and alone

Glassy eye with bumbling gait

Blending in our home


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Just Ask Susan profile image

Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful cats! You have six?

Enjoyed the haiku's!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yes, Susan. SIX cats! It just kind of happened. The last two were rescues. Actually, one of the previous ones was, too. I can't resist! Glad you liked the haikus!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I love cats! And I loved your haiku!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Prince Albert is my favorite...love this hub! I'm not a cat person and I still love this hub!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Audrey. I hope I did my cats justice. They're great!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

God! You have these many cats? Isn't it tough handling them?

BTW... beautifully written and very sweet haikus!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hey, Bill, that's the best compliment I could get! Prince Albert is a gem. I'm glad he dropped into my life. Such a sweet old soul. :-)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Wow! 6 babies and they are precious! I thought my menagerie of 4 dogs was a group. What a blessing you are to your 6 gems. I am sure they love you bunches. Beautiful poem and thanks for also sharing their personalities. :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

rahul--That's what everybody says! No, they're not too tough. They need food, water, and a scooped litter box a couple times a day. There's some maintenance, yes, but much less than even one child would entail! And they're very loving cats. Thanks for asking--LOl!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

They are all so sweet and I love how your petry perfectly describes their personalities. I SO miss having a cat. I see a new one in our future!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

AEvans--I don't know if 6 cats require as much attention as 4 dogs, as my little dog demands a lot! But they are very affectionate and love attention. They are lots of fun. Thanks for your comments!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I saw my last sweet cat in Katie! Aaaawww, what an adorable look. I do miss my cat after seeing all your lovely companions. Thanks for sharing.


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poet83 4 years ago from Windsor, Va.

These are some really great haikus! And I love cats too so that made them all the better! Thanks for sharing!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hyphenbird--They surely do have different and distinct personalities. You should get a cat, soon! Preferably a rescue! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

teaches--Any plans to get another cat???


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, poet83. Glad you liked!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Victoria, my granddaughter and hubby are secretly plotting to get a kitty this summer! I am not considering one, but I am easly swayed.


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

How cute! Great job showcasing the uniqueness of each kitty. Sharing with my friend on facebook. She is a cat girl. Like me. :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Get one, teaches! They are so rewarding!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Dana, for the awesome comments. Yes, each precious kitty is certainly unique. Thanks for sharing with your friend!


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Johanna Baker 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

Such characters and company aren't they? My ol' man is 15 years old and he can still swat our 12 week pup into line!

Thanks for your beautiful writing and turn of phrase... people such as yourself are my inspiration...


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Great Haiku, beautiful and full of love for cats. The cats are very cute. Voted up beautiful and awesome.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Vicki, if you happen to miss one of those cats you might think of visiting Jamaica...lol They are beautiful and you described each one well.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Johanna--what nice comments! Very cool! Your ol' man sounds tough! Thanks for commenting!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Vellur, as always!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Oh my goodness, I absolutely adore these poems! With just 17 syllables, I feel like I know all of your cats. Brilliant, wonderful ... amazing poems. I HAVE to share these! And you lucky girl, with six cats!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Great haiku. You managed to capture their personalities in 17 syllables!

Loved the photos too - that definitely brought them to life a little more.

Voted up.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

I am so happy to meet your cats! They all seem like wonderful friends, one day I hope to share mine with you, I will let you know when the hub is up! Thank You. Jamie


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

6 beautiful cats and 6 beautiful haiku, I can't pick a favourite, I love them all!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

haha, Cardisa. You are very funny! Thank you!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

What a fun Haiku poem in tribute to your cats. Their adorable. Loved the photo's.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Beautiful haikus and the cats as well. Never kept a cat but I think they are they are the most graceful amongst pets.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Aaw Trudy is SO cute in the giant cheese :) I love the words you chose for each cat because it shares each cat's personality.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

thanks, prairieprincess. I love your comment about my being lucky with six cats. Many would say I'm crazy instead. Thanks for everything your wrote. I appreciate it all so much!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Jools! Each cat definitely has its own personality!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yes, do let me know when you write about your cats, Jamie! How many do you have? thank for the comments about my lovely friends--they really are!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

That's sweet, Movie Master. They're all favorites! Thanks for loving them!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, MinnTwin!!!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

rajan, they ARE so graceful. You should get one!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Ardie--Trudy is the cutest thing! The giant cheese is just the beginning. She gets on and in everything. She's 4 years old and still acts like kitten. Love your comments, girl!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Did you read these to your cats? What did they think? Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

LOL, Alocsin! Perhaps I should read these to my cats. They would probably just look at me funny! hahaha


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christin53 4 years ago from UK

I love this and your cats are so cute. I'm a big cat fan :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, christin! I'm always glad to meet a fellow cat fan!


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Dancing Water 4 years ago

These haikus for kitties really give tribute to definite feline archetypes! Quite clever and accurate!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Dancing Water--Glad you like this haiku. I adore my cats. They're all so unique!


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MizBejabbers 4 years ago

That is so sweet. Your Simon's personality reminds me of my Tas. I say the more kitties, the merrier!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

MizB--I love my Simon boy! I like your attitude, too!

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