Category: Other Animal Poetry

Dolphins at Play

I was feeling particularly playful in my poetry when I wrote this several years ago.

Dolphins at Play:

Dolphins play in the wide open sea,

Splish splash—there they go,

Joy at playing together shows in their beautiful black eyes,

They leap in the air—land with a splish splash in the clear blue water,

Leap, leap, leap,

Dive, dive, dive,

Ha ha! Ho ho!

This is what me and my fellows do in the sunny day!

Splish and splash—dolphins we are—splish and splash,

We are dolphins at play!

Hay hay!

Birds of Song

From several years ago, before I took care of Buddy or Birdie. (For the story on them, look in my photos and you’ll find their stories). I do wish I could get a pet bird someday….though not one of those singing birds. Something similar to a sparrow or a grackal.

Birds of Song:

Sky, clear and blue,

Mountains, fierce and proud—covered with snow,

Birds of song, sing, sing along!

Fly, fly away—to your home in the mountains—fierce and proud.

Wolf

From several years ago, before I got my wolf-arrow-inner strength tattoo. I’ve always loved wolves. I think they’re gorgeous creatures and they’re also one of my animal totems.

Wolf:

I howl at the moon—white light streaming down to illuminate me,

Black eyes glow golden in the white light,

Gray fur glistens silver—sparkles like many diamonds,

Fierce eyes are laid upon you—a warrior’s eyes,

Arrayed in armor of gray fur glistening silver,

I stand before you,

I howl to you,

I call to the moon,

To have her show me the way,

The warrior’s way—fierce, proud, brave, protector of all,

I come to you in your dreams—my howl driving away the evil spirits,

So that beauty once again shows herself to all,

Her light healing,

And then giving way to night once again,

And so I howl at the moon once again,

My black eyes glowing golden.

Mountain Lion

This was from several years ago. I had an inspiration for another animal poem. I love animals, and the mountain lion is one of my animal totems.

Mountain Lion:

Eyes sharp as an eagle and black as night,

Coat sleek and tawny-colored,

Claws sharp as a dagger,

And fangs deadly sharp,

I prowl the mountains,

Keep to the shadows,

I keep to the night—it is my home,

I live for the beauty of the darkness.