cat

- the 2nd of six special kukai honoring Masaoka Shiki -

(5/28/01)


_________First Place__________


stone terrace
the cat steps lightly
with wet feet

kirsty
  

 ________Second Place________ looking for my cat all the tiger lilies move hortensia anderson shifting clouds - the old cat moves her kittens doris kasson



 _________Third Place________ streetlight - a cat alone with her shadow Deborah
_________Below Third Place________

  
the old blind cat
can only catch
his tail

Edward

spring dreams~
once again the old cat falls
from the window sill

Earl Keener
why? where?
what is the question
in the cat's tail?

mary seabright
ridge tiles
a black cat disappears
with the day

paul t conneally

harsh words-
the cat's fur soft
against my cheek

Sue

sleeping cat
half in half out
of the sunlight

Rob Scott
scurrying chickens
the crouched cat
perfectly still

Johannes Manjrekar
from the blossoms
of the sponge gourd vine
an orange cat

Nancy Stewart Smith

lantern light -
the cat pounces
on a cricket

Darrell

frosty sunrise
the ginger cat nudging
his empty bowl

Ellen Compton
crescent moon
near a half-eaten mouse
a cat sleeps

Martin
library courtyard
a deep-autumn sun
warms the stone cat

Maria Steyn

mother cat
deep inside the closet
her eyes

Lesley Dahl

a measure
of the afternoon's heat
the cat's long stretch

Linda Robeck
small cat paws
knead my skin-
morning light creeps in

Dove
against the wall
an empty tuna can
fat cat

dave

bolt of lightning
the cat jumps off
the windowsill

max verhart

long boat dock
fancy-free harbor cat
yields to a pelican

an'ya
about to catch
the patch of sun
a fancy-free cat

Carol Raisfeld
stray cat sits
at my door
without even a begging bowl

Bettina Davis

morning haze--
the mother cat curls
around her young

Kathy Lippard Cobb

in shadows
on silent footpads
a black cat

James M. Thompson
except for her
there is nothing more
- four little kittens

Ted M. Zachwieja

midday heat
the cat takes a nap
between my feet

Tore Sverredal

a brand new day
kitty cat paw prints
all over the car

pam


sun streaks on the wall
the old cat eyes a bluejay
and its shadow

-naia
spring twilight
neighborhood cats
gather in the park

Becky Bunsic (Tukiko)

spring cleaning
a bit of the cat's hair
floats around the room

Cindy Tebo

the cat dropped
into a T-shirt filled drawer
her newborn kitten

emile molhuysen

rascally old cat
watching the dragonfly
with his only eye

MaryJane Turner

Mice hunting-
through a space of shôji
gazing cat

Wouter Andries

Sparrow sings I listen
Cat listens too
Different motives

Bob Parker 


whipporwills sing
cats dozing with me,
on the porch, listen too

Rose Marie Stutts

cat's paw
stuck up the downspout
mouse on hold

peigi

while giving
the hot dog to a beggar
a homeless cat

Alenka Zorman




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