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Metaphor Animal Poems

These Metaphor Animal poems are examples of Animal poems about Metaphor. These are the best examples of Animal Metaphor poems written by international poets.

Checkmate You Lose
Do you tremble,
as the monstrous cadence,
of the rhinoceros' stride reverberates,
like the buffalo's onslaught?

Vipers at the water's edge,
darting hither and thither,
not above but beneath the surface,

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Categories: animal, dark, metaphor, philosophy,


Elephant Elephant 
enveloping essence of Earth !
             I hear an elevated...

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Categories: animal, color, earth, extended

Hika Bay
Hika Bay

Silent hawks appear
outside our window
two,then four,now six
form a floating dimond 

A kettle of hawks roam high
on ancient air
sent by first peoples
to remind us

We dont...

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Categories: animal, appreciation, bird, environment,

Interview Overheard
I hear them talking as I open my eyes, 
a hazy something lingers on my lips like lava, 
threatening to erupt. I hear question then...

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Categories: analogy, animal,

The Fish
Laughter trills through fire
Joy is spun on a lyre
Feathers were just growing in
And the bird watched its kin
Playing, scratching, screaming

I want to play!
You're on fire!

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Categories: anger, animal, bullying, depression,

Let’s be eels, 
Let slip into their hands,

Let’s be eels,
Let’s explore the rivers
Before they catch us,

They’re waiting for us downstream,
To hurt us,

We are eels,
We know...

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Categories: animal, metaphor,

by Lanier Thomas

Safely soaring above the sky
The eagle continues to fly.
On stately wings that glide on air
Like drifting dreams without despair.
Onward over the horizon it...

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Categories: animal, beauty, freedom, happiness,

Committee of Vultures
Committee of Vultures

There they sit squabbling
Up in a tree or on the ground
Waiting greedily for the next carcass
Laughing, they don’t care how it got dead


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Categories: animal, bird, character, humanity,

Premium Member If it wasn't for poetry
"Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it." Quote By Rumi

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Categories: animal, appreciation, inspirational, poetry,

Premium Member AM Verses on a Sleepless Night
In what to me now seems like ages
I've only read some sundry pages;
Lord Byron, a Romantic poet, 
was a dark wit; you'd just know it.


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Categories: allusion, animal, garden, metaphor,

Premium Member A Cornered Rat
A Cornered Rat

No matter what the enemy’s might.
The smallest of beasts will stand and fight.
Whether a cat or a mighty bear.
Confront him only if you...

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Categories: animal, cat, conflict, dark,

Greenling Elegy - Revision
clouded omens across code

the objective fact of the atmosphere here
starves even the most modest
ambitions of fish outside their home waters

journey of yearning mundane
day-glow gradients of...

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Categories: animal, betrayal, death, extended

Premium Member Panther
An isolated silhouette grows
amongst cowering greens as
an aimless impression yonder
trace mimicking lifeless postures. 

Outlines vanish from the capture
as that raises a different outcome,
yet the instinctive...

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Categories: allusion, animal, environment, extended

Premium Member Dead Rat In the Road
dead rat in the road
flat rat in the road
as if placed without gore
more like a small fur rug
than a rodent
as it ran to its conclusion

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Categories: animal, death, deep, mental

The Spider
In the hushed embrace of night, a weaver emerges from the shadows.
With delicate grace, it spins threads of lunar albedo into a tapestry,
a silent symphony...

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Categories: analogy, animal, confidence, extended

Book: Shattered Sighs