Wk1: Come Join New Cat Senryu / Haiku / Tanka Challenge: Post yours in comments


Hi everyone!

Let’s try a cat haiku.  Actually the idea for this came when D of 25more commented on my senryu starring Pinkie, my cat.  She said, “Cats make great haiku topics/characters. Really, cats are haiku!”  So I thought what a great idea and so much fun to share.

Here’s the challenge:  Write a cat haiku!

Rules of Engagement:

Topic: Cat  (any cat)

Duration:  One week (10/14/17 – 10/21/17)

Poetic form:  Haiku, senryu or tanka

Syllable counts:  Traditional: either 5-7-5 or 5-7-5-7-7 just to make the form recognizable.

Anything else:  Nope, you don’t have to follow other traditions like kiru (abrupt change of imagery), kireji (cutting word or punctuation), or kigo (seasonal reference).  Don’t want to add a lot rules

Where:  In the comments below, paste the link to your cat haiku post.  Pingbacks are also great.  Also in the comments if you want, paste the haiku/senryu/tanka and add a url for the cat image with it (as long as you own the copyright or it is copyright free). Images are not mandatory but a poem is.

For the images of the first five people to include the image url in the comments with their poem, as long as the image is less than 150pixels length or width, I think I can make the image url you post in the comments show  by handcoding the img src html when I moderate. WordPress only allows the blog owner to add img src html into the comments.

Comments are moderated so it may take up to 24 hours to show.
If you are commenting on someone else’s entry, be nice.

Looking forward to seeing everybody’s contributions!



17 thoughts on “Wk1: Come Join New Cat Senryu / Haiku / Tanka Challenge: Post yours in comments”

  1. Here’s a sample:

    cat haiku challenge
    poems devoted to moi?
    Pinkie, purrs, happy

    (I commented the image url https://i.gyazo.com/2fa140b2b37aca6f49cf941221c39a3e.png and then added the img src html during comment moderation by using edit. I will do that for the first five poem entries with images as long as the longest height or width side is no more than 150pixels — don’t want to make load times too long for other readers. I am sorry but WordPress doesn’t allow commenters to add pics directly in comments unless they are also the blog owner. So this is my workaround. If you put the image url, other folks can see the cat that belongs to the poem or vice versa.)


    1. a feather duster???
      why would a cat be alarmed?
      all arch backed panicked
      its not like its dangerous
      it’s feathers for goodness sake!


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