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Poetry about Cats - Beautiful Kitty Haiku to Mine

Updated on September 1, 2013

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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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      6 years ago

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

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Dancing Water 

      6 years ago

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

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Ann-Christin 

      6 years ago from UK

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

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

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

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, MinnTwin!!!!!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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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      Sondra 

      6 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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 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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      Linda Rogers 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

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

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Movie Master 

      6 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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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 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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      Jools99 

      6 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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      Sharilee Swaity 

      6 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!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Vellur, as always!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 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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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 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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      Johanna Mary Elisabeth Baker 

      6 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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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Dana Strang 

      6 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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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 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.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, poet83. Glad you liked!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Brian Lawson 

      6 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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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 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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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 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!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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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      Julianna 

      6 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 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

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

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

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

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      Bill Holland 

      6 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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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      I love cats! And I loved your haiku!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      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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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful cats! You have six?

      Enjoyed the haiku's!

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