10 Gorgeously Illustrated Haiku For Every Cat Person

Illustrator Marshall Arisman teamed up with his wife, author Dee Ito, to ruminate on their lifelong fascination with cats. These beautiful drawings and elegant poems are the inspiring result.

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Telling jokes to a cat

Is not too satisfying

No sense of humor

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We once had a cat

Who was so mean we wonder

Why we loved her more

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Talking to some cats

Makes one feel less neurotic

Until they talk back

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A bereft grey mouse

Lies bedraggled at my feet

A gift of friendship

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Her long, lithe body

Stretches out eager to yield

Control for beauty

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Telling your cat lies

About reality is

The way to stay sane

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If you ask your cat

What to wear to work today

Expect an answer

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“Bad cat!” we shout out

As she pees on the pillow

Our fault, we left her

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Invented by cats

The nap is a refreshment

For body and soul

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In a few short months

A kitten becomes a cat

I think I missed it

11. Click here to see more of Marshall’s amazing art. You can find Dee’s books here.

12. Share a haiku about your cat in the comments below!

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