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Cat Haiku

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  80 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The cat has been with us since time began. Enigmatic, independent, surprising, single-minded, loving - cats too can be a man's best friend. The haiku is an ancient and honourable Japanese verse form - three lines, seventeen syllables - encapsulating a vision of the poem's subject; a person, place, even a cat... CAT HAIKU presents cats as you've never seen them before. In a ...more
Published October 2nd 2003 by Arrow (first published September 1st 2001)
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Jan 28, 2012 Leonie added it
"Cats are, simply, the animal emodiment of haiku. Both are subtle, elegant, succinct; every nuance is fraught with meaning (however obscure that meaning may sometimes be, and believe me, it frequently is)."--Introduction.

This is the perfect book to keep in the bathroom or beside the bed for those occasions where one needs to get back to the simple truths. For someone who is temporarily catless, it brings back happy memories of those dear departed feline companions who deigned to share their live
Sarah Brennan-Green
Spot on haiku written by cats for their owners so we can better understand them.
Sep 15, 2015 Kat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute for what it is.
Sep 23, 2015 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feb 24, 2010 Ricky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: general readers, poets, haiku poets, pet lovers, cat lovers
Recommended to Ricky by: Amazon
I delightful set of western-styled haiku (3-lines 5-7-5 syllables) from the cat's point of view. A wonderfully funny addition to any lover of cats, poetry, haiku, etc.
Dec 13, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this collection of poems. Some of them were hilarious.
ahahaha. helped me understand my cat more. :P
Janene Visser
Apr 18, 2013 Janene Visser rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Every cat lover should have a copy!
Jul 20, 2007 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: funny
Pure genius. If you have a cat, you'll love it.
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