My response to dVerse Poets Pub’s Haibun Monday #15 All Things Quotidian
Toni has challenged us to think about everyday occurrences and write about them in a compact, haibun of one paragraph with one haiku at the end. The haiku must be 5-7-5 or short-long-short and must be about nature, tying the everyday things all together.
Recently, Tosca, one of our two cats, was killed on the road that runs through our village. We were all devastated, my husband and I, and Luna, the daughter of Tosca. I picked them out, when Luna was still a tiny kitten, from the rescue cats at the Cats Protection League that is based in our village, a short walk from our home – or rather Tosca chose me. Over four years the girls became the most important part of our lives. First thing every morning, I would let one or both of them out or in, feed them and watch them chase each other around the garden or just sit outside the back door in a patch of sun, contemplating the world, while I stood at the window drinking a cup of tea. They loved to climb the tall curly willow trees in the garden in a game of hide and seek among the leaves and branches, which caused me to study those trees more carefully.
curly willow tree
shadow haunt of feline fun
tangles leaves and love
© Kim M. Russell, 2016