Sunday, February 22, 2015

Warblers

Six singing warblers.
Quick springs the stealthy, old cat!
Five singing warblers.

Revisiting haiku for Play It Again at Real Toads

21 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ha! And that's that!

Susan said...

One happy cat!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes! That's the way it works!!

Fireblossom said...

LOL @ Susan.

This is clever and fun, so much so, that I didn't even throw up *a little bit* from the haiku.

Sumana Roy said...

fun for one...sigh..

hedgewitch said...

Cats catch as cats can--and the count is a catastrophe for caroling cardinals.

Okay, yes, I'm goofing on your poem. Nonetheless, I liked it a lot.

Other Mary said...

And that was that!

I try not to let this play out at my place, where I have a bird feeder and feral cats. Good one!

Gail said...

Oh, my! And my strange sense of humor LOVES it.

Sioux said...

Everyone loves haiku, right?

Björn Rudberg said...

I can see a Chesire smile remaining in the legacy of a single warbler.

georgeplaceblog said...

Sorry, but I hope the cat choked ; )

grapeling said...

a real case of cat caught (your) tongue and to get Shay to not throw up is commendable! :) ~

R.K. Garon said...

Haha poor darn warbler :-)
ZQ

Kenn Merchant said...

I love cats right to death, and this little poem reminded me of Sylvester and Tweet cartoons. Thanks for sharing this MZ. :)

Brian Miller said...

haha my cat would probably be happy to have that warm meal...he's about to drive me crazy being stuck in the house....

Shawna said...

This says something about human (or bird) nature---that even though a companion is taken out, the singing continues. Life goes on ... and often, right on the same branch as before, with impending danger looming nearby. We are given every warning that we may be attacked, but we're often idiots in the end and don't fly away when we have the chance.

"Stealthy" and "old" are not often paired. Interesting. Maybe the cat represents an older man preying on a collection of silly young girls.

Jazzbumpa said...

this really is a gem, mama

well done

namaste
jzb

Outlawyer said...

Ha. Well, I want to say ha (and do) because it's such a clever haiku.

But did you know that cats actually kill a significant amount of bird life! Sorry to bring in the negative. Agh. Thanks, MZ. k.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh dear! But neatly said.

Poppy said...

And that's the way it's done!

Poppy

Margaret said...

Yup… in nature it DOES happen as quick as that!