Animal Poems

Poems About Wild Animals

The animal kingdom is filled with almost an infinite variety of creatures. Scientists discover new species and subspecies every year. Each one is a wonder unto itself and one could labor for years to uncover its secrets. It is an unfortunate fact that the closest that most of us get to wildlife is through bars at the zoo. Our urban lifestyle has the effect of cutting us off from the glorious world of the animal kingdom. Every animal has a lesson to teach us that we are not hearing. We may think that we have evolved away from contact with animal kingdom, the question is, at what cost?

Poetry on the Wonders of the Animal Kingdom

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  1. The Eagle

    He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
    Close to the sun in lonely lands,
    Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

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  3. Ode To A Zebra

    • By Robynne Meulemans
    • Published: August 2017

    I'm a stunning display of black and white.
    Contrasting stripes to captivate sight.

    My mane stands up straight and proud.

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  4. The Fish

    I caught a tremendous fish
    and held him beside the boat
    half out of water, with my hook
    fast in a corner of his mouth.

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  6. Cardinal Zen

    • By Paulette Vickers
    • Published: November 2016
    Northern Cardinal's Song

    Your clear song greets me at day's first peek.
    Cheer, cheer, cheer, birdie, birdie, birdie.
    Slumber retreats,
    Yielding to a melodious strain.

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  7. The Butterfly

    Beauty Of A Butterfly In Nature

    The butterfly is a thing to behold,
    with colors more beautiful than gold.

    Flying hour by hour,

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    You are so right!! I live in the country, where nature is so obvious around us. We need to take time to smell the roses. It's a beautiful feeling.

  8. A Jungle Hunter

    • By Lauren Darwin
    • Published: June 2016
    Poem Inspired By A Favorite Animal

    Sly and agile
    Eyes glowing - burning bright
    What paw dare step over the fire

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  10. A Butterfly Life

    • By Sarah Zylstra
    • Published: June 2014
    Poem About Butterflies

    As the caterpillar sleeps inside its cocoon
    Like a baby wrapped in her blanket
    She waits and waits until she blooms
    Into a beautiful new life ...

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    This poem caught my attention at the very last moment and I had given it to my 10 yr old daughter for memorizing within an hour for her elocution contest and to my surprise she was selected...

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  11. March Of The Penguins

    • By Dave Whitton
    • Published: June 2014
    Poem About Penguins

    The Emperor penguins march, slip and slide and march.
    Males and females, side by side, follow their instinct
    To a meeting ground - a mating ground- then stop.
    Males preen, while the females, outnumbering the males,

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  12. Ant Flying Day

    • By Antonia Armstrong
    • Published: March 2013

    With unlocked eyes
    and finally sure of her status,
    she scrambles alongside the ones,
    who've spent their days waiting...

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  13. The Humblebee

    Burly dozing humblebee!
    Where thou art is clime for me.
    Let them sail for Porto Rique,
    Far-off heats through seas to seek,

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    This poem really touched me. Fantastic work, truly beautiful.

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