A cat looking out a window near books, a blanket, etc.
A cat looking out a window near books, a blanket, etc. Photography ©Fuego | Thinkstock.

10 Haiku Poems Written by Cats


Cats spend quite a lot of time staring into space — and sometimes at invisible spots on the wall. I’ve often wondered what they might be thinking about during those zone-outs. Are they be daydreaming about finally catching that red laser dot? Are they trying to figure out how to retrieve that catnip banana they’d batted under the dining room hutch? No and no. They’re mentally writing cat haiku, of course.

Here are 10 haiku poems by cats:

Aromatic trash

You forgot to close the lid

Remnants of taco

At the toilet tank

Licking sweet condensation

J’aime les toilettes



My prison, a plastic noose

The cone on my neck


Key in the front door

Excited to see you but

Mostly I want food

How can I expect

To appear dignified with

This wig on my head?

Your head is quite small

Tell me why I cannot have

Most of your pillow

Deep concentration

Focused, my eyes fixed ahead

Here comes number two

Cocooned in blankets

Cruel truth descends upon me

You’re making the bed

My morning greeting

Your first hello to the day

My butt in your face

Your lips, dry and cracked

I’ve batted all your Chapstick

Under the sofa

What would your cat’s haiku look like? Give us a sample or two in the comments! Remember to use only 17 syllables.

Thumbnail: Photography ©Fuego | Thinkstock.

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