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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 Animal Groups
A Murder of Crows
A Shadow of Jaguars
A Flamboyance of Flamingos
A Mess of Iguanas
A Congregation of Alligators
A Crash of Rhinos
A Band of Gorillas
A Thunder of Hippos
A...

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Categories: animal,
Form: Rhyme



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 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 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

is 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...

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



Premium Member I Wish I Was An Octopus
I wish I was an octopus,
Way down in the depths of the sea,
With suckers so comical, face diabolical,
Kooky as kooky can be!

Hurray! Hurray! I’d be...

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Categories: animal, fun, funny, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
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 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 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
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?
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 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 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
Spider songs
Blades of grass, wet under foot, insect eyes  
Dusk, offset by the cricket orchestra 
Muted and receding into the trees and bushes,
Tickled by the...

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Categories: animal, girl, metaphor, night,
Form: Free verse
Word Squirrel
Rodents can be loquacious
That includes your average gerbil
They love to prattle, chat and blather
They really are quite verbal

Hamsters are talkative too
Just as garrulous as can...

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Categories: animal, children, education, kid,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rabbits on the Ark
God told old Noah to build an ark,
To make it out of gopher bark.
Noah did as he was asked,
And worked until he completed the task.

Then...

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Categories: animal, bible, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Chapter and Verse a live poetry recital
Good evening Ladies 
May I say, I am honored and privileged
As this is the first ever time
I have read in front of a woman’s only...

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Categories: animal, farm, humorous, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Cry For Wind
Fly so fast, cry for wind
Carry me between your wings
Me, me, tiny, olive skinned
Blood of beggars, blood of kings

Lost forever, never found
Roar your cry across...

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Categories: analogy, animal, beautiful, bird,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member I Confess, I Am Guilty
My parents said I could not keep the black, stray cat.
They explained our canary would not survive that.

Parents out, a sitter, and my four-year-old mind
Let...

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Categories: animal, childhood, confusion,
Form: Couplet
Llama Drama
(Was on a pic of a llama with a thick lock of hair on his head, styled in quite human like fashion and it was...

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Categories: animal, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member - Hominoidea -



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Categories: animal,
Form: Free verse