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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.

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Premium Member Picked Milk
Betsy was quite fickle A cow who loved her pickle She ate it with corn As her calf bawled, forlorn To be left with only a trickle Of milk not worth a nickel Since, in all truth, it did mourn For milk...Read More
Categories: animal, childhood, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme



Secrets of a Summer Night
Secrets of a Summer Night They met in a cornfield at midnight ‘Neath the light of a pale harvest moon No sweet music played in the background But the crickets provided a tune Away from the gaze of the barn...Read More
Categories: animal, cute love, night,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Another Bigboy
Stray cat entity cautions me at an arms length therein food for thought...Read More
Categories: animal, appreciation, desire, fear,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Bigboy
I feed a stray cat all God's creatures great to small humbled food archives...Read More
Categories: animal, cat, food, hurt,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Mother Nature
glory of morning sun on forest of trees, the twitter of birds from many nests unseen, what devilish mind, cruel hands would fell these? clear stream lilting through, reflect moon’s silver sheen, caressing pebbled shores, nurturing the seeds, what evil...Read More
Categories: animal, betrayal, bird, evil,
Form: Terza Rima



Premium Member Lots of Hare in Them
They have lots of hare in them, he warned me, but that was okay. My family has a lot of hair too, even at the end of our life. I still want to meet them. I told...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member canine
canine ears perked march winds howling posted on March 4, 2021...Read More
Categories: animal, dog, march, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Coyotes in the Neighborhood
Around our neighborhood coyotes stalk, Looking for helpless newborn animals Count them among unwanted cannibals Be aware when taking your evening walk; Danger for older folks who stand and gawk, In nature,...Read More
Categories: animal, nature,
Form: Verse
Premium Member She Enjoyed a Lot of Love -- about a dog -- BOTH Audio and Text
“This is quite a picture,” Uncle Theodore remarked. “It shows them in their Hudson…with that little dog they had. Abbie says that you and Vernon bought him as a puppy somewhere ‘round a year or...Read More
Categories: animal, dog, love, pets,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Explanation - BOTH Audio and Text - w-Illustration
Many of us have - or have had - an incredibly close relationship with a dog, and the grief brought about by losing them is often devastating - ...Read More
Categories: animal, dog, loss, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Hopeful Hogs
One hog to another: It’s a relief when Easter passes. I count it a miracle that so many of us survived. As for next Easter, I’m praying we will by then have died – how else can we...Read More
Categories: animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse
A Tiger In My Trifle
[Just once in a while, I try to write a child friendly Poem which doesn’t end up as a horrific gore-fest... This is one such attempt...] ...Read More
Categories: animal, humorous, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fake Cow-Milking News
There is quite a big ruckus on the street Lad's milking a cow without any teats How does he do it? He stands, doesn't sit Hey look, Mom, no hands. I'm using my...Read More
Categories: animal, drink, truth,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Lions Prayer
Lord, I sense it isn’t right that I have such a deadly bite and wish it could be different. Forgive me if I sound irreverent, but didn’t YOU create my appetite?...Read More
Categories: animal, prayer,
Form: Light Verse
Puppy Dreams
He curled up snug and safe in his bed eyes blink then closed, dosing as he tucked his little head, At first a sigh and then a softer deep snore then feet traveling hurrying to somewhere with subtle...Read More
Categories: analogy, animal,
Form: Quatrain

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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