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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.
Premium Member Sheep Humor
Word Play: Sheep Humor #2 A ram is a male sheep whose primary responsibility is to increase the fold, so the ewes are told. At times a ram’s behavior is grossly contrary to nature, but brother rams are elated when one’s found...Read More
Categories: animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse



Transcendence
The robin staring as I stand near the park bench What are you looking at? There’s a winter jacket, hat, scarf, gloves And a mask covering his face The robin staring as I stand near the...Read More
Categories: allegory, animal, bird, birth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Dragon Protector
Do not worry little one, a toad said with a smile. The dragon protector will be along in a little while. The baby dragon was grateful the toad stopped by. The next one to stop was a squirrel...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member lightening bugs
moon hides behind clouds the flicker of lightening bugs perfect perception...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Up in Smoke
My father waits at his table for my delivery a carton of cigarettes, some booze ...Read More
Categories: anger, angst, animal, care,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Anteaters High
The anteater’s on a high sniffing formic vapors, that’s why. With long drafts up his nose, they float clear down to his toes. But sniffing’s not enough, he eats as many as he can stuff. Satisfied he drifts away to sleep, a...Read More
Categories: animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse
We Are Pissed
It really pisses us off You think we don’t know We know more than you do You were the last to be created So, you are the real animals here Destroying the world around you And yet we let you remain...Read More
Categories: animal, environment, humanity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Llama in Trauma
There once was a Peruvian llama Whose owner shipped him to Alabama Horns blaring, lights flashing Folks screaming, cars crashing All points lookout ~ one llama in trauma...Read More
Categories: adventure, animal, fear,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member a dog's stance
a dog lifts his leg an old tree takes the squirt wind catches scent...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member A Puppy for Christmas
or A Bunny for Easter "There are more than 200 million stray dogs worldwide." ...Read More
Categories: abuse, animal, cat, dog,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member I thought Of You
I thought of you this morning your sweet little face your warm dark eyes your little paws how you slept by me in the night, your soft snore Only 14 still young for a small dog my family...Read More
Categories: animal, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Vector Bee
I’m Vector Bee, I’m Vector Bee. With a High High High and a Hee Hee Hee. I zigzag and zoom, from here to the moon. I’m Vector Bee, I’m Vector Bee Where do I go? It’s for you to...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member the visit
soft paw prints in snow someone snuck in and snuck out without disturbance...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Haiku
The Race Horse
That horse ain't wild Though he's as wild as they come Defying stern expectation Deciding when to run Now we will choose for him His spirit broken in due course Though there is still something wild About that race horse...Read More
Categories: animal, desire, freedom, happiness,
Form: Rhyme
Honey
I saw the the unshelled seedpod of my generation destroyed, How I mourned the peanut. Does the peanut make you shiver? does it? I saw the the lemon edulcorate of my generation destroyed, How I mourned the sugar. Does the sugar...Read More
Categories: allusion, animal, family, lost
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Animal Poems

Read wonderful animal poetry on the following sub-topics: acrostic, cruelty, death, farm, funny, haiku, kids, metaphor, nature, passing away, rights, rhyme, shape, and more.

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