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Animals: Poems for Kids

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December 14, 2016

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The following poems about animals are appropriate for young people. Many of these poems are especially suitable for students in elementary school.

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The Parakeets” by Alberto Blanco
They talk all day…

The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop
I caught a tremendous fish…

The Tyger” by William Blake
Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright…

The Crocodile” by Lewis Carroll
How doth the little crocodile…

The Carolina Wren” by Laura Donnelly
I noticed the mockingbirds first…
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The Pasture” by Robert Frost
I’m going out to clean the pasture spring…

The Caterpillar” by Robert Graves
Under this loop of honeysuckle…

Mary’s Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale
Mary had a little lamb…

Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight” by Jane Hirshfield
One ran, her nose to the ground…
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The Tree Sparrows” by Joseph O. Legaspi
We suffer through blinding equatorial heat…
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A Jelly-Fish” by Marianne Moore
Visible, invisible…
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Crows” by Marilyn Nelson
What if to taste and see, to notice things…
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Psalm” by George Oppen
In the small beauty of the forest…

Grasshopper” by Ron Padgett
It’s funny when the mind thinks about the psyche…

The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered…

I Am! Said the Lamb (excerpt)” by Theodore Roethke
I had a Donkey, that was all right…

Testy Pony” by Zachary Schomburg
I am given a pony for my birthday…

The Eagle” by Lord Alfred Tennyson
He clasps the crag with crooked hands…

At the Zoo” by William Makepeace Thackeray
First I saw the white bear, then I saw the black…

Mother Doesn’t Want a Dog” by Judith Viorst
Mother doesn’t want a dog…

from Manatee/Humanity [1]” by Anne Waldman
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A Blessing” by James Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota…


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