moonlit eyes

Frank hosts haibun Monday (moon day) at dVerse poets’ pub.

Cats hunt by the light of the moon, on the prowl for frightened mice, lost birds, or warm baby bunnies. They slink sleekly; wait with tail twitching…then pounce without an ounce of apology. Cats are soft fur & purr, sharp fang & claw. They yowl and croon at the midnight hour. Mating is a loud caterwauling affair…must lust happen just below an open window?

mysterious moon

catwalks across night sky

gleams in black cat’s eye

(Liz Whizkers)

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. carolinestreetblog
    Oct 02, 2020 @ 00:28:47

    Creatures of the night and then they come home, sit on your lap and purr! Cat is that, just that, but you know Lynn judging by your poem. 🐱

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  2. Suzanne
    Sep 30, 2020 @ 03:57:54

    This made me chuckle. Cats obey their own rules only. 😊

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  3. calmkate
    Sep 29, 2020 @ 17:34:45

    an awesome description of those killing machines!

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  4. Frank J. Tassone
    Sep 29, 2020 @ 15:19:03

    Yes, cats and the Moon go so well together!

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  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 29, 2020 @ 14:37:01

    Cats are so wild really… we just imagine that they are tame.

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  6. Helen Dehner
    Sep 29, 2020 @ 12:48:40

    A wonderfully clever haibun, connecting the light of the moon to the night time escapades of our feline population.

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  7. robtkistner
    Sep 29, 2020 @ 11:51:54

    “mysterious moon
    catwalks across night sky
    gleams in black cat’s eye”

    …great imagery Lynn! 🙂

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  8. memadtwo
    Sep 29, 2020 @ 06:58:22

    You’ve captured the connection between cats and the moon. I especially like the haiku. (K)

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  9. Ingrid
    Sep 29, 2020 @ 03:07:03

    You’ve captured the pure essence of the cat here, Lynn! I love your complaint ‘must lust happen just below an open window?’ They really do it noisily, don’t they? Made me laugh!

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  10. kim881
    Sep 29, 2020 @ 03:03:06

    You made my morning with your feline haibun, Lynn! You probably already know that one of my cats is called Luna, and she is the hunter of the two. I love the phrase ‘pounce without an ounce of apology’ – so true. And such a great haiku with the moon catwalking across the night sky!

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  11. rothpoetry
    Sep 28, 2020 @ 22:12:52

    I love your cat haibun! Sounds like you have had some experience with cats. The haiku is a great closing!

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  12. sanaarizvi
    Sep 28, 2020 @ 21:09:38

    They are quite sharp those felines 🙂 and perhaps nothing misses their eye. A fabulous write as always, Lynn ❤️

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  13. revivedwriter
    Sep 28, 2020 @ 20:06:48

    There are such wonderful phrases in your haibun: “frightened mice,” “slink sleekly,” “pounce without an ounce of apology.”

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