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Best Animal Poems

Below are the all-time best Animal poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of animal poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member My Animal Instincts
D-Don’t feed elephants, they’ll take over your room 
A-Avoid crocodile tears, they might also mushroom 
V-Visit your grand-mere she’s not a wolf in costume 
I-If...

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Categories: animal, cheer up, perspective,
Form: Acrostic



Premium Member The Squirrel
~My Nutty Squirrel Poem~

Up in a tree, on a branch
Now you see me, now you don't!

Sneaky and fast, I'm adorable
Now, why would you hunt or...

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Categories: adventure, animal, beautiful, blessing,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Campfire
CAMPFIRE 

I thirst to taste your solid wood stare
I see you and no one else 
Nestling under the stars
Hungry for each others ears

Chasing every comet across the...

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Categories: analogy, animal, earth, fire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member African Anthology
walking gracefully  
with a pendulum movement ~
a herd of giraffes   

the mass migration
crocodiles at the river~
food for the taking

gazelles are running ...

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Categories: africa, animal, nature, water,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member An Omen of the Taste of Twilight
Vanished

the wild magic of this place;

this wilderness I now roam alone
as its lifeblood seeps 
into 
Afterlife

..my mournful howls
across time and distance
go unanswered -
Oh, how I...

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Categories: animal, death, fate, grief,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Effervescence
I am here now
Presence my companion
Rising I put my two feet
On the ground
I give thanks as I open my eyes
To this new day
A divine delicious...

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Categories: animal, appreciation, beautiful, celebration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Music To My Ears
Effervescent elation arises and dances to ancient echoes; the rhythm of the drums heartbeat.  
Champagne notes bubble into the night sky; night music of...

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Categories: animal, bird, dream, image,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Avian Legos
...to the finessed fowl
humming by my ear      tell me
Did anyone ever tell you
just how glad they are
to have you here?

Poignant...

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Categories: animal, appreciation, beautiful, bird,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Whilst Walking Through the Woods
Whilst walking through the woods one day
A crystal brook there, shone so gay
The sun was shining oh' so bright
As brook reflected all it's light

Buzzing insects...

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Categories: animal, beauty, bird, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Jesus Was Turkish
A strange claim
Of a man of passion
Of kindness
He said
Let the children come to me
For what man would refuse the smile
The innocence of a child
He parted...

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Categories: age, animal, bible, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Peacocks and Predators
The raptor and the peacock hence,
Sit pensive on a rambling fence.
The first, inclined to be the host,
Jumped down to claim the nearest post.
The pea averse...

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Categories: animal, identity,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member A Winter's Tale
Biting winds and swirling flakes of snow had finally abated

We surveyed the deep drifts, which lay on the fields
The silvery moon peeped through the clouds...

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Categories: animal, snow, winter,
Form: Free verse
Another Day Safe From the Harvester's Jaws
Out of the burrows and hedges and dreys
Heads came a bobbing in frantic relays.
Rumours were twittered and grunted and squealed:
‘The Harvester’s coming to furrow the...

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Categories: angst, animal, fear, freedom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member She Wolf
My nostrils sniff the air seeking,
the various scents tantalising.
Then I smell the bison and throwing
back my head I howl to my pack.

The bison start to...

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Categories: animal, howl,
Form: Personification
Black Beauty
Black like a rare diamond.
Perfectly sculpted.
White as a snowy peek .
Reflecting off the glistening waves.
Your beauty and grace challenge us.
Mostly free, we morn for your...

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Categories: animal, blue, ocean, sea,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Zebra Mystique
I want to ride a zebra

   and race the rays of radiance
       through heat-waves’ sailing gradients -

...

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Categories: adventure, animal, dream, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Chimera
Bellerophon was sent for by king Lobates of Lycia
And given the dangerous task of slaying the Chimera
A fierce creature like a lion with a goats...

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Categories: animal, mythology,
Form: Narrative
The Shape of Dark - A Murder of Crows
murders rise on nights like these
                   crows...

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Categories: angst, animal, death, desire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rear View Air
As soon as we got to the county fair
The country odor got through my nose hair
Coz above some milk pails
We encountered cow tails
Which filled our...

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Categories: animal, farm, funny,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member If I Were An Elephant
Across the Serengeti plain our matriarch would lead,
Dining on the guarri fruit, and gum acacia seeds.
Upon our sweet green namesake grass our bellies we would...

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Categories: africa, animal, dream,
Form: Verse
Premium Member - Hominoidea -
If you believe
                      ...

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Categories: animal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beauty and the Beast
~Chasing Bigfoot~

Across the Bayou Waters
Into vast trails of wilderness
I follow a sound, a sullen scent  
---footprints

He was out there,
hairy large and in charge

Drugs under...

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Categories: adventure, animal, beautiful, cool,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Creature In the Night
Where cold stars exist in the dark,
serene winds whisper to trees
and scarce human ears can listen,
lone songs wail in the distance
in frozen moon's silver spotlight,
a...

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Categories: animal, howl, moon, mystery,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Elephant and the Ant
There once was a little mighty ant
Who was extravagant and arrogant 
Known to be exorbitantly militant 
She was so combatant and petulant
They nicknamed her My...

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Categories: allegory, animal, change, cute,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Una and the Lion
This world of trouble soon will pass
For there beyond the crystal glass
A lamb and lion tread the grass
Beside a lass, beside a lass

This cord of...

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Categories: animal, girl, happiness, innocence,
Form: Monorhyme