black cat silhouette(haiku)

by Alex Smyth

black cat silhouette
enthroned on my gabled roof
surveys his kingdom


Posted on 06/15/2003
Copyright © 2024 Alex Smyth

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ashok Sharda on 06/15/03 at 02:33 PM

A different world with in a world. The observation too.

Posted by Mara Meade on 06/16/03 at 12:34 PM

I love it! Succinct and descriptive...and I can SEE it!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 06/16/03 at 01:27 PM

Sharp clear snapshot!

Posted by Sam Roberts on 06/16/03 at 10:58 PM

Lovely, favourite haiku this month. Love the image.

Posted by Rommel Cruz on 06/18/03 at 12:51 AM

meow. lol. maybe he's preparing for an invaison of the rats.

Posted by Agnes Eva on 06/22/03 at 01:35 AM

All hail chief kitty cat! You have captured magnificently the self-important magic vibe that cats can exhibit in this excellent haiku.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/25/03 at 04:45 PM

As a lover off all things feline, really liked this poetic snapshot.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 07/03/03 at 04:02 PM

I hope this surveyor cat leaves some realm for the rest of us cats and kittens. Haiku to you, Alex.

Posted by Max Bouillet on 07/14/03 at 03:21 PM

Great observation... we have many a cat in our home and three of them are pitch black and though we have no gabled roof for them to perch... they sit on our outer wall in perfect silhouette. Great poem.

Posted by Anne Engelen on 07/16/03 at 10:39 PM


Posted by Maureen Glaude on 10/27/03 at 05:20 PM

it succeeds in etching that visual portrait beautifully.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 11/06/03 at 01:50 PM

Ah, how you capture the majesty of a cat and honor it, as its humble subject, with this poemgift. Somehow cats are perfect subjects for haikus, don't you think? Their simplicity and union with their earthmother... Lovely, Alex.

Posted by David R Spellman on 12/16/03 at 09:39 PM

Love the image of this one - the kingly lords that they can seem to be at times. Wonderful!

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 05/22/04 at 03:34 PM

yes, 'tis oft the shadows issuing such cats and kittens, heralds their inner designs to put upon the gables.

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