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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 Five dogs
five dogs are barking it's a contest to see who can bark the loudest...Read the rest...
Categories: animal,
Form: Haiku



Premium Member Shiver
Have you ever shivered after a shower and imagined how a dog must feel?...Read the rest...
Categories: animal,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member backyard mud
kitchen floor paw prints mud shaking on furniture two bad little dogs...Read the rest...
Categories: animal,
Form: Haiku
Pork Chops
There once was a pig from New York Who wasn’t the cleverest of pork Worked at a butchers shop Until he got the chop Now Will someone please pass me a fork!...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, giggle, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member dark of night
It was a warm balmy night very peaceful the woods slept soundly the moon shone In the quiet stepped out a unicorn flowing silver mane it paused sniffing the air warily Satisfied it started to cavort around gayly soon...Read the rest...
Categories: adventure, animal, mystery,
Form: Free verse



Giraffe Etiquette - Picture Prompt
Posh giraffes like to take a lengthy sip Outstanding manners we will not let slip We like afternoon tea From a cup - hear our plea Give us a trough if you want a good tip ...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Vanishing Buffalo
They thundered across the fertile plains, Those hardened hooves, those tangled manes, But now the Buffalo can't be found. They thundered across the fertile plains. The...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, western,
Form: Triolet
Those Giraffes
Once I had left my tea to cool and two giraffes thought me a fool they stuck their heads in and formed a big grin before drinking my tea. How cruel!...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, cute, funny, silly,
Form: Limerick
Hungry Lamb
Thorns-filled bush Leaves are edible, yet They aren't reachable. Placing the forelegs On the slippery trunk Slipping off Supporting again Slipping Supporting Though it took a long Achieves its goal of Attaining At least A few leaves ...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member too much roadkill
Splattered scattered parts unidentified bodies dog rabbit or deer...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, death,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Do not question Science
Acrostic and Concrete poem ...Read the rest...
Categories: allusion, animal, science,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member wolf approves
ethereal clouds barely squeeze past the mountains wolf howls approval...Read the rest...
Categories: animal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Giraffic Surprise
Two giraffes went out walking side by side Spied a dina with windows open wide There was food on the table With long necks they were able To eat and drink until giraffe-ified....Read the rest...
Categories: animal, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Ode to a Beaver
Ode to a Beaver I watch the beaver gnaw the tree And see its place in history. Cursed with a luxurious pelt Sought after by European furriers. That led to the slaughter of the species From which a nation was conceived. Like...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, history, nature,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Picture Prompt Late For My Own Wedding
There once were two giraffes from Gibraltar, Saw a banquet and said, "do ya think that we oughta?" Well as long as we're fast, We'll have to make this our last, As your groom's been waiting a day at...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, humor,
Form: Limerick

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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