Isekai (Japanese: 異世界, transl. "different world") is a subgenre of Japanese fantasy light novels, manga, anime, and video games revolving around a normal person from Earth being transported to, reborn, or trapped in a parallel universe.
Not just inspired by that genre, and Japanese cat novels past and present but by Breakfast at Tiffany's!
Of Course!! Your haiku have so many layers and i love the child like quality they convey.
Yes, layers, and always a child-like wonder, and imagination. :-)
This poem resembles mine I wrote some time ago...
a Murakami cat
enters my dream
Lovely haiku Keiko!
I haven't seen this one from you before. You should send it to the cat anthology being created by Bottle Rockets journal!
The Japanese author, Haruki Murakami is known for liking and having cats and has included them in many of his works
We need a café for literary cats now!
Thank you always for your warm and encouraging words, Alan!
I did enjoy the link. Sometimes I’m tempted to enter the dreams of my cats to see what kind of things they are encountering there while sleeping...
Isekai haiku seem very interesting!!
"Sometimes I’m tempted to enter the dreams of my cats to see what kind of things they are encountering there while sleeping..."
Come back soon, and let us know.
Yes, Isekai haiku are fascinating! :-)
I love this haiku! I discovered the animated films of director Hayao Miyazaki when my children were young and your description of Isekai or parallel worlds made me think of his most famous film Spirited Away. I also really enjoyed Howl’s Moving Castle. Thanks for the memories, Alan. 🙂
Did you know that the author of Howl's Moving Castle was Diana Wynne Jones and that she came from my hometown of Bristol (England)! :-)
I never met her, but what a terrific story, and so suited to Japanese animé! :-)
Thank you for loving this haiku and leaving your comments.
Oh, this is so good and so very beautiful and deeply touching!!
As you know I love the 'Breakfast at Tiffany' cat scene very much!!
Reminds me on a cherita I wrote last year about it ..
the broken shoe heel
side street detour
out of the dark
my lost cat
Lovely! And thanks for posting a comment, and the poem! Great cat poem!