Cat Haiku

As I was shuffling through papers the other day, I happened upon the following examples of haiku poetry written from a cat’s point of view. I have no idea who wrote them, but my cat Eddie has taken to wearing a beret and insisting on being called “Francois”. Reach your own conclusions.

For those who do not know, Haiku is a form of poetry consisting (in the English language) of 17 syllables split over 3 lines in a 5-7-5 pattern. The poems that follow do use the haiku rules, but I’m not sure how good they are. I assume no responsibility for quality. Besides, they were hard to transpose because the handwriting was terrible. Well, that is only to be expected if one is trying to hold a pen in one’s paw.

Okay, here we go!


cough cough hack hack cough
fern is NOT a vegetable!
squishes between toes


must snuggle you now
hot and humid summer night
my fur sticks to sweat


sunshine patch on rug
obviously time to nap
right where human walks


feed me feed me feed
me feed me feed me feed me
feed me feed me… what?


Wait, wait, wait until
the litter box is cleaned. THEN
climb in it and poo.


Bug flys through the air
I jump, I leap, I scramble
Curtains? No longer


And finally…


Clip nails? I think NOT!
I have many scratching posts
The sofas, chairs, your legs…



Have a lovely evening! I’m off to use antiseptic on a new scratch 😀



  1. Kitty fling poo
    When box not clean
    Watch where walk…..

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