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Porcupine Poems

Porcupine Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of porcupine poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for porcupine.

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Premium Member icicles on branches
hoar frosted branches 
like the quills of porcupine 
the first frost of fall  

Late Fall Early Winter Haiku Poetry Contest 
Sponsor: Tania Kitchin 
11/4/2019...Read More
Categories: porcupine, nature,
Form: Haiku


Spiky hair,
brittle waves,
spiny Anteater,

A kid
growing up
The long tongues
of children
gibe him sharp.

Tumbleweed in the schoolyard.
Can’t tread him down.
Hurts are on the surface
like frozen
alphabet spaghetti.

Thorns and barbs,
jagged Jeers,
quills quietly quivering
the quarry -
face tucked
into his heart.

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Categories: porcupine, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FULL MOON LOVIN'

Beneath a moon divine
Yearning hearts will intertwine
Lone avid lovestruck feline
Awaits her friend the porcupine

Submitted on October 31, 2019, for contest GOOD LUCK HALLOWEEN (PHOTO #2) sponsored by EVE ROPER  -  RANKED 2ND...Read More
Categories: porcupine, cat, longing, love, moon, night,
Form: Rhyme
Fun with Animals
The Lion

The lion brags he’s the king of beasts
and on other animals feasts.
That boastful reputation doesn’t sit well
with animals who are edible.

The Rooster

The rooster is a cockadoodeler 
and an early morning waker-upper.
Late sleepers call him a sleep awakener
and plot to...Read More
Categories: porcupine, animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Have you Ever Dined with a Porcupine
Have you ever dined with a porcupine?
I mean have had a meal, rather fine?
Maybe not a dinner, but glass of wine?
Did he prefer a soup spoon or a fork with tine?
The reason I’m curious, please don’t wine…
I’ve invited him to...Read More
Categories: porcupine, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th
Form: Monorhyme

Teen Drama
Calling out all broken dreams 
Lost in perspective
Nouns and adjectives aren't what it seems
Stray from the original direactive 

Lost in language
The truth and lies combine
You'll lose your mind in picking which-
For all you know , one is a Porcupine
Punishment to...Read More
Categories: porcupine, anger, angst, anxiety, betrayal, confusion, corruption, teenage,
Form: Rhyme
Lookouts Gone Down
Born of smoke and fire glow
In those blazing summers of long ago
Little mountaintop pagodas
Wooden cabs with cute cupolas
Guardians of the grand Sequoia
Douglas fir and ponderosa

Where vigil kept with eagle eyes
Spotted smokes of wildland fires
Called the word to those below
When lightning...Read More
Categories: porcupine, lost,
Form: Alliteration
Preacher E Lye

Preacher E. Lye

He wears his white collar backwards
Piggy attenuated pagan wives’ tale
say the trigger Finger Man
has snake eyes in the back of his head

Got a gravelly-low, porcupine voice
that is cobra flatline prairie legendary

Using a lethal eighteen-wheel
hydraulic tongue roadkill,
he sermonizes with...Read More
Categories: porcupine, evil, violence, wisdom, word play,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member A BUSH FIRE
One scorching afternoon,
A sudden splintering sound was heard,
The nearest was the buffalo herd,
They smelt the smoke and felt the heat,
And began...Read More
Categories: porcupine, animal, fire,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Black Hills wept for Thee
The Black Hills wept for Thee

East of the Black Hills of South Dakota, 
On the Pine Ridge Reservation,
Live a proud tribe of Oglala Lakota, 
Part of the Great Sioux Nation.

On saddled chargers rode half the Regiment,
of the Seventh Cavalry.
A tune...Read More
Categories: porcupine, betrayal, blessing, children, december, fate, forgiveness, horse,
Form: Ballad
Bear and Porcupine
I just ran into Miss Bear,
At the beauty parlor frosting her hair,
Says she's been there all day,
Trying to hide that pesky gray.

Said she has a date with Mr. Porcupine,
Looking later for a good steak and some nice red wine,
Despite the...Read More
Categories: porcupine, animal, romance,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Blitzkrieg : A Kookaburra Laughs
“Now behind the eyes and secrets of the dreamers in the streets rocked to sleep by the sea, see the titbits and topsyturvies, bobs and buttontops, bags and bones, ash and rind and dandruff and nailparings, saliva and snowflakes and...Read More
Categories: porcupine, dark, destiny, dream,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Grizzly

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Categories: porcupine, light,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Kick the Bucket-List
Hang-gliding over a lava-spewing Hawaiian volcano
   Flying a two-seater through the eye of a raging tornado

Bungee-jumping from the top of a skyscraper in Dubai
   Crossing a bed of coals barefoot on an LSD high  

Prying...Read More
Categories: porcupine, adventure, endurance, family, how i feel, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Warrior Poets

We warrior poets
calligraphy ride boldly into the foggy fray
Our ancient, iron-will pens
are always getting battle-tested
time and time again     by cloudy blot resistance
We always rolled scroll win ... 
writing off into the sky conquering send

We’ve spilled much...Read More
Categories: porcupine, dedication, poets, tribute, truth, wisdom,
Form: Epic
Ice Cream For Dinner
Walk in the kitchen
No food in the fridge
If half of y'all would have experienced that
Y'all would have jumped off a bridge
So ice cream for dinner
My cavities are a winner
The game of life
I'm only a beginner
And when I talk about Michele...Read More
Categories: porcupine, emotions, good night, heartbroken, i love you,
Form: Free verse
a guided quill

filled with emotion… passion

porcupines  defence...Read More
Categories: porcupine, nature,
Form: Haiku
Strange species that I met
Strange species that I met
there was one I saw in forest house
Double-edged spear in the chest
yet what I saw  were not spears

Strange species that I met
there was another I saw in a  beach
a fat beast smooth and shining
yet...Read More
Categories: porcupine, adventure, irony, life,
Form: I do not know?
Wiz Away
       Wiz Away

I entered the empty funeral hall.
Am I not at the correct memorial gathering in visitation room H?
“Excuse me, sir, but is this the memorial for Mr. Wizby?
 There is not a posting...Read More
Categories: porcupine, age, crazy, magic,
Form: Narrative


a guided quill
filled with emotion… passion...
porcupines defence


#quill #porcupine...Read More
Categories: porcupine, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member P
Positively P
Prominence P
Poster child for...
Purple colors P
Disney character of cartoon carrots
Roman gladiators flying parrots
Eating possum, squirrels, rapid frogs
Flying saucers chasing three-legged cats
As I run slip and fell down a sewer hole
Positional P
Prominence P
Poster child for...
Porcupine P
Purple colors P
The...Read More
Categories: porcupine, anxiety, character, humorous, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Playing the Long Game

Shortsighted ambition
is the wide path of many
Greedily get how much you can,
anyway you can
Snatch it from the poor,
the widow and the orphan
Ungodly ... beastly 
Porcupine fingernails
pick the shark teeth
Light the short fuse on your anger ...
when you don’t get what...Read More
Categories: porcupine, allusion, spiritual, truth, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Silence Between Us Tragic Heroes
I hate that I can write this
Because it means on one level or another
One of us failed the other
Or perhaps we failed ourselves

Did I ever know I'd be your tragic hero?
It's hard to predict when digging oneself out of mud...Read More
Categories: porcupine, angst,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Wilding Fawn
I saw the raven night withdrawn
as scarlet of a peacock dawn 
arose atop the crested east
and as the bleeding scape increased
one feral star I wished upon.

I prayed for summer fire to yawn
across my salamander lawn--
lay low the winter's ice-fanged beast.

But...Read More
Categories: porcupine, autumn, color, metaphor, seasons, summer, winter,
Form: Rhyme
They gave up parts of their flesh
they gave up parts of their flesh
to reproduce a baby
only get a porcupine
and a collection of red tapes

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Categories: porcupine, child, parents, satire,
Form: Quatrain