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. Whales: An Innocent Death

    • By Chelsie Woodhead
    • Published: September 2008
    Poem Bringing Attention To Whaling

    As the gentle giants swim through the sea,
    Not expecting a thing,
    A sharp metal object is heading their way,
    And they feel a sharp sting.

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    It was a heartfelt poem. I was really touched by it. I definitely agree that whaling should stop. Whales are my favorite animals.

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  3. A View Of A Cat

    Concrete Poem

    I
    sleep on
    your bed, making
    it my own, and

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    Hello Steph, I really love your concrete poem about the nature of cats. Very true, clever, and witty, especially the tail. I've given you five stars! My own darling black and white puss,...

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  4. A Minor Bird

    I have wished a bird would fly away,
    And not sing by my house all day;

    Have clapped my hands at him from the door

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    I laughed at this poem. I have felt the same way at times. I live in the country, and there is nothing more peaceful than listening to God's natural sounds of nature, but it’s just like any...

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  6. Wild Horse Survival

    • By Trish Beckwith
    • Published: November 2007
    Poem About The Beauty Of Wild Horses

    Aloft the wind
    I ride the night sky
    I see the world through a much different eye

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    There is a very powerful message in this poem! Horses are a wonderful creature...very elegant, graceful, charming, and spirited! My family had three Appaloosas we use to board on Cooke's...

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  7. Are There Paw Prints In Heaven?

    Where Do Dogs Go After Death

    I hear of a place that is made of gold,
    a place where we shall never grow old,
    but one answer I have not heard at all,
    will there be paw prints from my little dog?

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    It's so great! I'm going to use it for a poetry contest in school.

  8. The Tyger

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

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  10. Animal

    Poem About Animals Having Feelings

    Picture

    I was born one day to the sunny sky;
    The light was quite a surprise.
    My mother fed me and kept me warm,
    While I was small in size....

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    It proves animals have feelings too. They are the same as humans.

  11. 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.

  12. A Bird Came Down The Walk

    A bird came down the walk:
    He did not know I saw;
    He bit an angle-worm in halves
    And ate the fellow, raw.

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    That's just about the way nature is. I spent time outside watching all the amazing creatures, and they all have busy responsibilities to attend to, so structured to doing their purpose in...

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  13. Wild Horses

    Thunder of hooves across the land,
    A gallant proud stallion is leading his band,
    With grace and beauty they gallop and run,
    Enjoying the freedom and warmth of the sun.

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    Incredible! This poem is so good, one in a thousand horse poems!

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