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Haiku by Cat: 5 Celebrations of International Haiku Poetry Day

Our feline poets spend their favorite holiday much the way humans do: exchanging gifts and enjoying a special meal -- with a poetic twist.

Susan C. Willett  |  Apr 17th 2015


April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day, a world celebration of haiku sponsored by the Haiku Foundation. As kitty poets, Dawn, Athena, Calvin and Elsa Clair celebrate the day in true feline fashion. Here are five ways they mark this special holiday:

1. Treat themselves to an extra nap

1-Haiku by Cat Dawn third nap National Haiku Poetry Day

All haiku and photography by Susan C. Willett

2. Exchange gifts

2-Haiku by Cat Athena mouse on pillow gift Internationl Haiku Day

3. Have a special dinner

3-Haiku by Cat Elsa Clair slow service National Haiku Poetry Day

4. Go to a concert

4-Haiku by Cat concert dancing wren Haiku Day

5. Afterward, stop at a favorite hangout

5-Haiku by Cat Calvin hanging out National Haiku Day

How do your cats celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day — or any special holiday? Tell us in the comments, or better yet, ask your kitties to write a poem!

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About the author: Susan C. Willett is a writer, photographer, and blogger whose award-winning original stories, photography, poetry, and humor can be found at Life With Dogs and Cats. She lives in New Jersey with three dogs and four cats (all rescues) and at least a couple of humans — all of whom provide inspiration for her work. Refusing to take sides in the interweb’s dogs vs. cats debate, Susan enjoys observing the interspecies interaction among the varied inhabitants of her home — like living in a reality TV show, only furrier. In addition to Life With Dogs and Cats, you can find more Lilah, Jasper, and Tucker (and the rest of the gang) on Haiku by Dog™Haiku by Cat™, and Dogs and Cats Texting.