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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.
Damselflies
Colorful needles Glide through the sky Flying critters daedal~ Swarm of Damselflies With vibrant slender bodies And intricately designed wings They jubilantly dance in the sky True glee to the viewers, they bring Merrily drench in the rain showers Rhythmically jump around the flowers Angels...Read More
Categories: animal, art, blessing, butterfly,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Loud Crash in the Woods
at 6:18 a.m. there was a loud crash in the woods It startled Ed due to the hours of silent prelude He lifted his Browning 1885 high wall to his shoulder Thinking he was about to get...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Fiddler and the Frog
On edge of the marsh trills a Spring Peeper. His pal is a fiddler, whose strum’s deeper. Together their tune’s not bad, yet driving the neighbor’s mad. Their hands over ears - still not one sleeper. The fiddler and frog...Read More
Categories: angst, animal, music,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Shaggy Dog Limericks III
The Doberman Pinscher A Doberman’s known to be picky With friends so to greet one is tricky To kiss is a bummer Undoubtedly dumber Is to sneak up and give one a hickey The English Setter The reason we call them a...Read More
Categories: animal, cute, dog, funny,
Form: Limerick
A psalm to solemnize pure tin forefathers mothers
A psalm to solemnize pure tin forefathers/mothers... Who didst unknowingly, unquestionably, and unwittingly script vitality and the prologue to Thanksgiving, (which theme poem initially written) about three hundred and ninety seven years, and nine months after February third 1621, yet...Read More
Categories: animal, adventure, africa, age, america,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Night Rider Leaves Empty Handed
How many owls can I hold? I wondered as they appeared. They were perched on each limb as the night rider neared. I cannot handle this volume, the night rider said in a mean way. But we promised...Read More
Categories: animal, tree,
Form: Rhyme
To walk your Dog
And where for art though gone To tree or hedge or coffee found Perhaps to bed and cushioned pillow gone Ahh but only to back yard in a dog to walk in a late moon to see what...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Free verse
To walk your Dog
And where for art though gone To tree or hedge or coffee found Perhaps to bed and cushioned pillow gone Ahh but only to back yard in a dog to walk in a late moon to see what...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Free verse
To walk your Dog
And where for art though gone From my text To tree or hedge or coffee found Perhaps to bed and cushioned pillow gone Ahh but only to back yard in a dog to walk in a late moon...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Saw It
“I saw it! I saw it!”, the groundhog announced. “My shadow – it grew and it flounced! Run! Hide! Save yourself and those you love and leave the cold to the ground above! Six more weeks of huddling and...Read More
Categories: animal, cute, feelings, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Groundhog day - Thursday, February 2nd 2023
The date of the celebration (the second day of February) coincides with medieval feast of Candlemas, and its pre-Christian predecessor, Imbolc, a day also rich in folklore. An old Scottish prophecy foretells sunny weather on Candlemas means a long winter. The tradition is...Read More
Categories: animal, 12th grade, 4th grade,
Form: Rhyme
bees
unambitious bees slowly fly out of their hives searching for new jobs ...Read More
Categories: animal, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Brumby 6-25
The brumby of Australia, not known to be well bred Some are tough as leather, but that not often said More criticised that praised, for damage that they do Muddying the waterholes, as cattle never do The biggest problem...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Yesterday and Forever
When I think about the LORD and His having a plan for my life,* I rejoice that He cares so much- His everlasting love so rife When a young girl on the farm Life was hard but it was charmed As...Read More
Categories: animal, childhood, christian, devotion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Endearing Day
My bunny is my bestie, but I don’t want to hurt my dog. So, I do not say it aloud, for Fido is super sensitive most days. I am followed by geese, a turtle, a sparrow, butterfly...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Quatrain

Specific Types of Animal Poems

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