Haiku for a cat

A haiku for a cat written by Martine and read in our Utrecht haiku group. Dedicated to the “dojo cat”, that wanders around our dojo – the place where we practice budo – and one time jumped on her bike.

The "dojo cat" - Japan Fans Utrecht
The “dojo cat”, picture by Alexander Bosch.
🇵🇱 - haiku in Polish for the Japan Fans Utrecht Haiku Group

Kot na rowerze

powiedziała: ‘głupi kot’

Kot powiedział ‘miau’

🇬🇧 - haiku in English, for the Japan Fans Utrecht Haiku Group

A cat on my bike

I said ‘hey, you crazy cat!’

And the cat said ‘meow’

🇳🇱 - Haiku in Dutch for the Japan Fans Utrecht Haiku Group

Een kat op mijn fiets

Ik zei: ‘hé, jij maffe kat’

En de kat zei ‘mauw’

“As a reaction to some Dutch newspaper clippings about the nuisance costed by cats on the streets, I wrote this small and child-like ‘haiku for a cat’. I tried it out in three different languages: Dutch (the language of the country I live in), English (the language shared by most of my friends) and Polish (the language I am learning at this moment)”, Martine explains. “But now, I wish to rewrite it in Japanese as well, of course! Well, who knows, one day… since we started our Japanese study group, I am getting better at it, so…”

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