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Haikus for Boris - the feral cat

By kimibobs, Nov 29 2015 05:16PM


Here are some Haikus I wrote for Boris the feral cat who lives with us. Well, he lives outside and we provide shelter, food and lots of snuggles.


The photographs that go with the Haikus are stylistic. I wanted them to look like pastel drawings so I used a slow shutter speed to create the blur and sense of movement in his play.




From out of the blue


Whiskers and claws, swipe at the


Mouse unused to play




Feral leaves, feral


Cat, both fall and tumble in


Autumn’s blustering



Beyond the greyness


Red. A slash of hue amidst


The colourless day




They become circle


For one brief moment and then


Split like a seedpod





3 comments
Nov 30 2015 07:52PM by Daphne deMuir

His name is Boris,
He is a handsome black cat,
Not a slow loris,
He is much quicker than that,
His name is Boris,
Not Sergei,
Or Vladimir,
Or Dmitri,
Or Pavel,
Or Nikolai,
He's Boris!

Dec 1 2015 01:20PM by Nicola McDonagh

Indeed, he is - Boris!!

Dec 7 2015 03:11PM by Daphne deMuir

verse 2:
His name is Boris,
He is the super-black-cat,
Not a slender loris,
But he's certainly not fat,
His name is Boris,
Not Norris,
Or Maurice,
Or Cloris,
Or Horace,
Or Doris,
He's Boris!

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