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A Celebration Haibun

Today’s challenge at d’Verse Poets is to write a haibun that is about a celebration revolving around the holiday season.  So here’s my true tale of a rather stressful winter break that ended in celebration.


I didn’t know that the door was ajar–such a simple oversight on my part, but that is all it took. Rocky made his escape.  My big tiger and white housecat is out in the midst of Iowa’s harsh winter.  With no idea of the coming storm, he runs from me when I call, acting as if he’s not spent every night of the last five years sharing my bed.  My heart is breaking with worry; however, he is happy to make his way in the world as the feral hunter he thinks he was born to be.  But Iowa storms are even more fierce, and Rocky is smart, smart enough to know he needs food, shelter, and a soft pillow. So he returns to my home and embraces my willingness to softly scratch his head.

back from his journey
the feline Odysseus
cause to celebrate


7 thoughts on “A Celebration Haibun

  1. A great Haibun. You have a beautiful cat! Glad he is safe. We had a house cat for many years. On occasion he would get out the door, but the outdoors was so foreign to him that he wanted back in right away! Well Done!

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