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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

after: 23

a stray cat
crying in the garden

After Shiki (1866-1902)


Blogger Ramesh Sood said...

This is beautiful Bill..inspiring..

I open the door
Winter and cat
Accept each other...

8:56 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

delightful Bill

12:39 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

nice one bill

much love...

10:05 AM  
Blogger Frank... said...

A very nice haiku, Bill...

11:31 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, my friends. Let's give Shiki most of the credit.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

I would be tempted to feed it as I did when a child. All our cats were strays. My mother was a soft touch.Setting this in winter maked the haiku especially moving.


4:34 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Il love all chaïku (as I call them in French) ! Thank you Bill, to remind me of that one.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Ramesh Sood said...

Bill could you please visit me here and give me feedback to see if I am learning..

10:31 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

poor cat....

12:03 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

glad I haven't turned up any cat haters, an attitude I can't understand. You don't have to love them, but what's to hate?

2:29 PM  

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