Holding up my
purring cat to the moon
rain on the window
cup of hot tea in my hand
purring with the cat
Kim M. Russell, 11th November 2019
My response to Carpe Diem #1778 Free-styling haiku
In a new episode of Carpe Diem’s ‘Never Change A Winning Team’ month, in which we celebrate the beauty of haiku, we have a free choice: a special haiku that means a lot to us, a favourite haiku written by a classical or non-classical haiku poet, or one of your own masterpieces. All we have to include in our post is why we chose it – and the challenge is to create a new haiku inspired by our haiku of choice.
I chose the Jack Kerouac haiku because I like his approach to haiku and I love cats, I have two of my own. My haiku is about a real moment this morning. The photos I took of Mojo looking out of the rainy window didn’t turn out well, so I’ve used one I found on Pinterest.