Donnerstag, 31. Januar 2008

Poems about animals - Poetry for children

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elephant poems for children

Elizabeth Howe Richards poems
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elephant poems for kids

By Elizabeth Howe Richard

Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant--
No! no! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone--
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I've got it right.)

Howe'er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee--
I fear I'd better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)

bat poems for children

The Bat

by Theodore Roethke

By day the bat is cousin to the mouse.
He likes the attic of an aging house.

His fingers make a hat about his head.
His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead.

He loops in crazy figures half the night
Among the trees that face the corner light.

But when he brushes up against a screen,
We are afraid of what our eyes have seen:

For something is amiss or out of place
When mice with wings can wear a human face.

The Bat

by Douglas Florian
Beast Feast : Poems
The bat is batty as can be.
It sleeps all day in cave or tree,
And when the sun sets in the sky,
It rises from its rest to fly.
All night this mobile mammal mugs
A myriad of flying bugs.
And after its night out on the town,
The batty bat sleeps upside down.

funny bird poems

by Meish Goldish on Wikipedia
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Meish Goldish

Woodpecker, woodpecker,
Peck! Peck! Peck!
Drill with your bill
And bob your neck!

Peck out a hole
In the trunk of a tree.
Peck out a nest
For all to see.

Cling to the wood
With your sharp clawed feet.
Peck through the bark
And find bugs to eat!

Woodpecker, woodpecker,
Peck! Peck! Peck!
Drill with your bill
And bob your neck!


by Meish Goldish on Wikipedia

Do you know the world's largest bird?
Aw - it's the ostrich!
What bird is eight feet tall? My word!
Aw - it's the ostrich!
Who moves fifteen feet in a single step?
Who runs forty miles an hour with pep?
Who roars like a lion, hisses like a snake,
And weichs 300 pounds, for heaven's sake?
Aw - it's the ostrich!

by Meish Goldish

Look at the bird
Up in the treetop,
Building its nest
With no time to stop.

Hatching its eggs
So smooth and so round,
Then feeding its babies
Worms from the ground.

Look at the bird
With beak for a mouth.
When it gets cold,
The birds will fly south.

When it gets warm,
The bird will return.
Let's watch how the birds live,
And see what we learn!

To Be a Bird

by Aileen Fisher on Wikipedia

I wish I could fly
through the sky with ease
and try all the seats
in the boughs of trees,

And look from a perch
on the highest steeple
at streets full of
upside-down cars and people.

bugs poems for kids

The Bug
by Marjorie Barrows

And when the rain had gone away
And it was shining everywhere,
I ran out on the walk to play
And found a little bug was there.

And he was running just as fast
As any little bug could run,
Until he stopped for breath at last,
All black and shiny in the sun.

And then he chirped a song to me
And gave his wings a little tug,
And that's the way he showed that he
Was very glad to be a bug!


by Sylvia Gerdtz

A little beetle passed me by,
He didn't make much fuss,
He ran around my garden
Like a tiny yellow bus.

The Ants
by Douglas Florian
Douglas Florian books
Ants are scantily
Half an inch long,
But for their size
They're very strong.
Ants tote leaves
Five times their weight
Back to their nest
At a speedy rate.
They walk on tree limbs
Upside down
A hundred feet
Above the ground,
While down below
Beneath a mound
They're building tunnels
And so it's been
And it will be
Since greatest
Ant antiquity.

by Joan Walsh Anglund

A small speckled visitor
Wearing a crimson cape,
Brighter than a cherry,
Smaller than a grape.

A polka-dotted someone
Walking on my wall,
A black-hooded lady
In a scarlet shawl.

cat poems for children

Eleanor Farjeon on Wikipedia

Cats sleep
Any table,
Any chair,
Top of piano,
In the middle,
On the edge,
Open drawer,
Empty shoe,
Lap will do,
Fitted in a
Cardboard box,
In the cupboard
With your frocks -
They don't care!
Cats sleep

Cat Bath
by Aileen Fisher

After she eats,
my purry friend
washes herself
from end to end.

Washes her face,
her ears, her paws,
washes the pink
between her claws.

I watch and think
it's better by far
to splash in a tub
with soap in a bar

And washcloth in hand
and towel on the rung
than to have to do all
that work by tongue.

Cat Kisses
by Bobbi Katz
Bobbi Katz Author Pages
Sandpaper kisses
On a cheek or a chin -
That is the way
For a day to begin!

Sandpaper kisses -
A cuddle, a purr.
I have an alarm clock
That's covered with fur.

My Cat
by Stuart Stotts
Complete Selection of Stuart Stotts Books
My cat hunts
out in the front
for birds and bugs
and mice and slugs.
He crouches low
moves very slow
silent and black;
he prepares to attack.
flexes his paws
curls his claws.
he's ready to spring
when his collar bells ring.
The bird flies up
as my cat jumps.
He misses again.
So he comes on in
and begs to be fed
with canned food instead.

children dinosaur poems

Long Gone
by Jack Prelutsky
Jack Prelutsky on Wikipedia
Don't waste your time in looking for
The long-extinct tyrannosaur,
Because this ancient dinosaur
Just can't be found here anymore.

This also goes for stegosaurus,
Allosaurus, brontosaurus
And any other saur or saurus.
They all lived here long before us.

by Lillian M. Fisher

A giant came into my dream
And thundered to and fro.
As thender-lizareds often do
He traveled high and low.
He shool the hills and mountaintops
And spilled the seven seas.
He drank eleven rivers,
He ate a hundred trees.
But even thunder-giants sleep -
He wandered off to find his bed.
I didn't notice where he went,
I simply, quickly, woke instead!

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by Margaret Hillert

The dinosaur,
The dinosaur,
Was once
But isn't

If it were,
You must agree,
Then you
And I
Just wouldn't be.

I confess
It's much more pleasant
To know
That he's
The one who isn't.

Lines on a Small Potato

by Margaret Fishback

Reflect upon the dinosaur,
A giant that exists no more.
Though brawny when he was alive,
He didn't manage to survive,
Whereas the unimpressive flea
Continues healthy as can be;
So so not whimper that you're small -
Be happy that you're here at all.

From Company

by Bobbi Katz

I'm fixing a lunch for a dinosaur.
Who knows when one might come by?
I'm pulling up all the weeds I can find.
I'm piling them high as the sky.
I'm fixing a llunch for a dinosaur.
I hope he will stop by soon.
Maybe he'll just walk down my street
And have some lunch at noon.

penguin poems for children

Penguin Poem

by William Jay Smith

Penguin, I think it must be very nice
To stroll about upon the ice,
Night and day, day and night,
Wearing only black and white,
Always in your Sunday best -
Black tailcoat and pearl-white vest.
To stroll about so pleasantly
Beside the cold and silent sea
Would really suit me to a T!
I think it must be very nice
To stroll with penguins on the ice.

Consider the Penguin

by Lucy W. Rhu

He's smart as can be -
Dressed in his dinner clothes
You never can tell
When you see him about,
If he's just coming in
Or just going out!

In Praise of Penguins

by Robin Bernard

These funny birds in fancy clothes
may waddle in the snow,
but when they reach the icy sea
just watch how fast they go!

Their song sounds like a donkey's bray,
they cannot soar or fly,
yet penguins manage very well,
and let me tell you why . . .

Their feathers keep out water,
their blubber keeps out cold,
wheir wings make perfect paddles
because they do not fold!

Their tails are good for steering,
they brake with both their feet -
So tell me know, from all you've heard . . .
Aren't penguins NEAT?

turtle poems

The Turtle
Jack Prelutsky

The turtle's always been inclined
to live within his shell.
But why he cares to be confined,
the turtle does not tell.

The turtle's always satisfied
to slowlycreep and crawl,
and never wanders far outside
his living room or hall.

So if you wish to visit him
in his domestic dome,
just knock politely on his shell,
you'll find the turtle home.

"I am Home," Said the Turtle
by John Ciardi

"I am home," said the turtle, as it pulled in its head
And its feet, and its tail. "I am home, and in bed.

"No matter what inches and inches I roam,
When the long day is done, I am always at home.

"I may go whole feet . . . even yards . . . in a day,
But I never get lost, for I'm never away

"From my snug little house and my snug little bed.
Try being a turtle! - That's using your head!

"You can go on forever, no matter how far,
And whatever you need is wherever you are!"

("Is there one thing I miss when I'm snuggled in tight?
Yes: there's no room for someone to kiss me good night.")

The Congo and Other Poems
by Vachel Lindsay (on Kindle for free)

The Little Turtle
by Vachel Lindsay

There lived a little turtle,
He lived in a box.
He swam in a puddle.
He climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at a mosquito.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped a minnow.
And he snapped at me.

He caught the mosquito.
He caught the flea.
He caught the minnow.
But he didn't catch me.

whale poems for children

Whale Sailing
Helen H. Moore

Would you go for a sail
On the back of a whale?
Would you sail through the ocean, so blue?

There's a lot you could see
(If the whale would agree)
It's more fun than a trip to the zoo!

So please take the chance,
if the chance you should get,
You'll get mighty wet,
But it's worth it, you bet,
Just be sure to rub on suntan lotion!

An Invitation

Let's take a trip, just you and me,
Through the blue and sparkling sea.
I'll give you a ride upon my tail.
You'll see what it's like to be a whale.
We'll leap and dive and chase the fish,
Then swim and splash as long as we wish.
And when we're done and playing in the icy deep,
We'll let the waves rock us to sleep.

I'm a humpback whale,
I'm very strong
I leap about and sing this song.
I like to eat my fill in the Northern Sea.
But in the winter it's South I flee.

I am a beluga,
I'm all white.
From head to tail I'm quite a sight.
You can hear me singing way up north,
Playing and swimming back and forth.

I'm a mighty orca
Black and white.
In the sea I'm a beautiful sight.
I'm not very big, but I am sleek
I hunt for my food cause I have teeth.


hangelbel hat gesagt…

Hi. This is ram002, blog catalog. Nice poems. i Sent your bird poem to one of my kids' friends in friendster. Actually, some are my kids and some are relatives.

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen hat gesagt…

I LOVE your children's poems! Darling! Aloha to you from the Big Island of Hawaii,


static brain hat gesagt…

I haven't heard the elephant who tried to use the telephant since I was a little girl. That brings back sweet memories. Thanks for sharing.

Liane Schmidt hat gesagt…

A fun compilation!

Best wishes.


-Liane Schmidt.

MySirAylon hat gesagt…

Your poems collections are very inspirational to read, I love it.

Mainon.Kochek hat gesagt…

So nice :)