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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


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, celebrity, funny,
Form: Ballad



Premium Member Where Gladiators Fought
Part I

Where gladiators fought for life,
we meet to fight for love
The constellations in the Roman night sky,
celestial spectators, bathe the Colosseum
in the white blood of...

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Categories: animal, passion, places,
Form: Epic
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, nature, sea,
Form: Rhyme
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, imagery, myth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thirsty Love




As a young boy
    I watch with interest the small man
   Wolf Hunter - a wise father of the hunt


He...

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Categories: animal, love, lust,
Form: Narrative



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  ~
a...

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Categories: africa, animal, nature, water,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness
A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness

Entering the dark side of a moonbeam on this evil lens of life,
A gruesome old man recreates...

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Categories: animal, dark, evil, fantasy, horror, metaphor, myth,
Form: Narrative
On My Mother Passing

ON MY MOTHER’S PASSING

i wanted to keep my mother physically with me
but it would be like trying to hold the sun
like in life she still...

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Categories: animal, cheer up, mother, mother son,
Form: Narrative
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, imagination, sensual,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Human Being
You are a human being they told me, something you should treasure
But isn't a human being the only animal who kills for pleasure?
Man's inhumanity to...

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Categories: animal, confusion, social,
Form: Couplet
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, introspection, poems,
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 Doggy Style
The eighties set fashion on fire,
That’s why it’s the look I desire!
So I’ve nailed it, long-term,
With a hot poodle perm,
Just like Brian May, Cher and...

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Categories: animal, beauty, dog, fun, funny, hair, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member IN RED'S SILENT FURY

Metallic city howls like a wounded animal
scraped by nocturnal vigils
of grandchildren and elders
emaciated like tuberculosis lungs
gasping from chug-chugs of tobacco soot...
and the face of a...

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Categories: animal, anger, angst,
Form: Lyric
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
Premium Member Ollyver, My Beloved
"i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go . . . "
    ...

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Categories: animal, love,
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, nature, night,
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, star, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member God's Kind of Poetry
An eagle finds the highest mountain to build its nest
And lays the first layer of nest with sharp objects
Such as thorns and stones for the...

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Categories: animal, appreciation, god,
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, words,
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