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Famous Chimpanzee Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Chimpanzee poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous chimpanzee poems. These examples illustrate what a famous chimpanzee poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Service, Robert William
...The ****** on the levee, and the Dinka by the Nile
have shuffled to your insolent appeal.
I've rocked with glee the chimpanzee, and mocked the crocodile,
And shocked the pompous penquin and the seal.

I've set the yokels singing in a little Surrey pub,
Apaches swinging in a Belville bar.
I've played an obligato to the tom-tom's rub-a-dub,
And the throb of Andalusian guitar.
From the Horn to Honolulu, from the Cape to Kalamazoo,
From Wick to Wicklow, Samarkand ...Read More



by Kipling, Rudyard
...makes either buckles or breaks,
 And his work is as rough as he.

 Potiphar Gubbins, C.E.,
 Is coarse as a chimpanzee;
And I can't understand why you gave him your hand,
 Lovely Mehitabel Lee.

 Potiphar Gubbins, C.E.,
 Is dear to the Powers that Be;
For They bow and They smile in an affable style,
 Which is seldom accorded to Me.

 Potiphar Gubbins, C.E.,
 Is certain as certain can be
Of a highly paid post which is claimed by a host
 Of s...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...s rage, 
For vengeance on the show 
Ascended to the monkeys’ cage 
And let the monkeys go; 
The blue-tailed ape and the chimpanzee 
He turned abroad to roam; 
Good faith! It was a sight to see 
The people step for home. 


For big baboons with canine snout 
Are spiteful, as a rule— 
The people didn’t sit it out, 
When Dacey rode the mule. 
And from the beasts he let escape, 
The bushmen all declare, 
Were born some creatures partly ape 
And partly native-bear. 
Th...Read More

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