3 cat haiku

We had one cat that used to take my shirts off their hangers; another that liked lettuce; one that like to sit in the middle of a work-in-progress jigsaw puzzle, without playing with the pieces; another that liked to play with straight pins. Cats! Always different, always fun …

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the cat curls
against my body –
central heating


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the cats
get their annual shots –
Halloween

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child playing
with cat —
skip-rope

 

the last haiku was first published in Lynx

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my scans - after 18 112 cover To Bethlehem: ‘This little book is delightful, full of … poems on this timeless subject. … the most fun is the little prose vignettes of the common people in the Christ-child story. The slave who looks after the wise men’s camels, or the overworked maid at the inn who has to fetch water for the birth, and many more. A lovely gift for the reader on your Christmas list!’ Rosalind Adams. Available from Amazon and Kindle.

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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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2 Responses to 3 cat haiku

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    Had cats all my life except now; our latest died this past Christmas at almost 20, still miss him.

  2. Alice, our current cat, is 17 and beginning to have aging troubles. We always miss our pets.

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