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Animal Poems | Examples of Animal Poetry

Animal Poems - Examples of all types of animal poetry to share and read. This list of animal poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of animal poetry. This list of works about animal is an excellent resource for examples on how to write animal poems.
A field day shoe fit for Mother Goose
A field day shoe fit for Mother Goose Fruitless effort squeezing figurative juice Pandora called triggering helter skelter to get loose necessitating Bullwinkle J. Moose to usher at yours truly (an aspiring wordsmith) vamoose! Hey diddle diddle the...Read More
Categories: animal, 12th grade, adventure, age,
Form: Rhyme

My Best Friend
He sits up; alert His head turns sideways, I swear with a grin He slowly performs an extended stretch A furrowed brow; my best friend It's a pattern of behaviors A Pavlovian routine I've come to know Its as if he's...Read More
Categories: animal, dog, friendship love,
Form: Rhyme
Mouse on the Run
With a giggle and a wiggle, A mouse scurried up the clock, Tick-tocking on each rung, As time went tick-tock-tick. The hour hand struck one, And the mouse began to flee, Running down in a panic, Toward safety and liberty. With each tick...Read More
Categories: animal, children, humor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bandits From The Woods Nursery Rhyme
Always together, they played Never alone, lost or afraid, They trudged through the woods And all the surrounding neighborhoods, Piercing the darkness with shiny flames, Their eyes never revealing their names. Always together, they delighted In the games – wonderfully excited, They plodded...Read More
Categories: animal, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
The Tale of the Late Snail
As I wandered down the lane, I met a snail, quite slow and vain, "I'm late!" it cried, with a mournful strain, "I missed my train, I missed my train!" The sun in the sky did brightly shine, But the...Read More
Categories: animal, inspirational, nature,
Form: Quatrain

Premium Member Suzanne's Impish Maltese
Eyes gleam onyx-black, white silky hair gently flows Pampered with kisses, hugs and chic bows It's Suzanne's impish Maltese The first lap dog, from Old Greece Sparking heart-rending love which glows, spreads and grows 3/22/23 For SuZ...Read More
Categories: animal, appreciation, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Nocturnal
Night, lunar- lit. The eyes luminous, surprise prey. Fearsome hunters of lowly creatures. Nocturnal dwellers in darkness encounter nightmares of savage death. NB: Waltz Wave form 22 March 2023 Writing Challenge - 'N' Words - Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Constance La France...Read More
Categories: animal, bird, death, environment,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Mutt
A mutt may show up with a rat Do some terrible things to your hat But he’s happy for sure Just to roll in manure And so grateful that he’s not a cat ...Read More
Categories: animal, dog, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Wee Winnie Wiggler
It was much too cold underground so Winnie wriggled her way to the top where she found it much too hot! She turned and wiggled back down. “There’s no place like home!”, she said. “I like the feel of my...Read More
Categories: animal, 1st grade, 2nd grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Anna Alpaca
Anna Alpaca is a sight. with long, long legs and long, long neck. She’s almost as tall as a kite! I lean in to give her a peck and when I am too close she spits to let me know...Read More
Categories: animal, 1st grade, 2nd grade,
Form: Rhyme
A ram-rod told his riders to Listen to what he tells them to do When the cows got away He told them to stay So, the rest escaped, oh It's true...Read More
Categories: animal, humor,
Form: Cowboy Poetry
A horse was the smallest of all But he also long to be tall So, he stretched everyday Stood on bails of stacked hay Until he stumbles and fall...Read More
Categories: animal, humor,
Form: Limerick
The Unknown
As Everyone closes their eyes And the clock strikes 12 Out comes creatures of the unknown Into the world under a cloak They roam to their pleasure Drinking water by the fountain Or even visiting the...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nocturnal
a hibernating bear in the dead of winter during the day, the lion sleeps... until sundown. Writing Challenge - N...Read More
Categories: animal, day, metaphor, nature,
Form: Imagism
Gadding about
The foxes came to call On a late winter visit The males name was Clive The females name was Bridget They arrived as you and I Were sitting down to sup You kindly called them To the door and asked them what...Read More
Categories: analogy, animal,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Animal Poems

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