Haiku Poems About Animals | Animal Haiku Poems

Haiku poems about Animals and Animal haiku poems. Read and enjoy these haikus! See also Animal Quotes.

Poem Details | by James Marshall Goff |
Categories: lost love

Snow Angel

Snow Angel

headlong into clouds

babe dug tunnels in the snow

smiling from heaven

……a day like today….sun reflecting off the icy snow, about 5-below-zero….my animal best 
friend (Golden Retriever)  “Babe Ruth”  thought he was in heaven on earth!....now he’s in 
heaven smiling…

9:55 am


Poem Details | by Andrea Dietrich |
Categories: animals

The Fox, The Wolf, The Coyote


The Fox

with cat-like slit eyes
lurking near the hen house.
meow-less creature

Chihuahua-like ears
catch a sound in the bushes.
hens can rest easy

a small rat scurries
with that vixen in pursuit 
it’s fast-food tonight


song of the desert -
long howls declare “I am here”
mice and rabbits hide

barking dogs in threes 
unlucky mice collected.
live practice for cubs

yippy yippy yip
heard among those happy cubs
celebration time

The  Pack

the pack starts its hunt
mountains rise up before them
thirty miles to go

in dark night - dog fight
one alone - tail stands erect
yellow eyes back off

wolf faces grinning
twenty pounds of meat for each
like one hundred burgers

For PD's Inner Animal Contest: 
for fox, coyote, wolf haiku

Poem Details | by Jyoti Sonnet |
Categories: animals

Haiku: The Animal Safari

Experience of
The animal safari
Thrilling adventure

Poem Details | by karen croft |
Categories: animals,


she is known to love-
her animal of choice is
a small tan kitten

Poem Details | by Katherine Stella |
Categories: adventure, animals, education, fantasy,

The Apple Don't Fall Far From The Tree

<                                          amidst..apple tree
                                        black bear..pounces limb
                                              cubs wait..below

Entry For
Andrea Dietrich's
Fall Animal Haiku Contest

Poem Details | by Shawn Sackman |
Categories: nature,

Vulpes vulpes stares

Vulpes vulpes stares
Wind whispers, a hunter’s pose
Murine meal under snow

for Debbie Guzzi's Animal Haiku Contest
Shawn Sackman (Northern CA)

Poem Details | by FABIYAS M V |
Categories: animals

The Fox,the wolf,the coyote

The Fox  1
Crab holes on the bank….
Furry trap inserted in ,
Wonder blunder ends.

The Fox   2
Thick bushes distant….
Fox nose moves among the twigs to
Get a prey vanquished.

The Fox   3
The fox howls at night….
Trumpet of win over
A dewy-eyed rabbit.

The Wolf  1
Lamb in the pasture….
From the darkness of forest
Death jumps upon fast.

The Wolf  2
Wood smiles in full moon….
Wolf eyes glare among foliage,
Savage beauty lures.

The Wolf   3
Marauding wolf steps….
The soul dances wildly, and
Brute taste oozes out.

The Coyote   1
The distant coyote….
Pointed ears and sharp claws are
Coming to the end.

The Coyote     2
The coyote walks alone….
Seclusion of the woods, but
Evaded though followed.

The Coyote    3
Night howl pierces spring….
Ecstatic movements on hush,
The coyote mounts high.

(For ‘My Inner Animal Contest’ by PD.)


Poem Details | by Tom Larrow |
Categories: children, nature, satire,

Owls search the dark night

Owls search the dark night To feed on all life that moves head spins I see You
For Animal Haiku Contest

Poem Details | by Franklin Price |
Categories: animal,

The Cheetah

The Cheetah
By Franklin Price

The Cheetah is fast
Fastest animal on earth
Facing extinction

Poem Details | by Shannon Deane |
Categories: animals, nature

The Fox, The Wolf, The Coyote

A wizard of wild
Seasonal changes his world 
Sly and cunning games

Open fields are home 
To always play till days end 
Hunting more than sport

A flash of movement
Traces of his whereabouts 
Are scarcely a trail.

Magician of beast
Blending one within his own
Timeless enchantment

A graceful harshness
A beautiful wilderness
Harsh environments

An eerie silence 
Approaching from the shadows
Cloaked in mystery.

Fearless by nature
Radiant energy bounds
An essence of one

Playful and naughty
Shadows of monsters lurking
Elected by force

A challenge to live
Surviving in modern days 
Resilient by far.

Written by: Shannon Deane 
Written for: P.D's Inner Animal Contest
Sponsored by: Destroyer Poet

Poem Details | by Jimmy Anderson |
Categories: animals, nature

The Autumn Snake

A snake
Sheds his old skin
Starting life fresh.

Written for "Fall Animal Haiku Contest"

Poem Details | by Olusegun Akanbi |
Categories: lifechildren,

Life 2

Life is a gift
But we have never cared
Destruction of the rain forest
And no animal is spared
Arise great Pro-man
Now raise up your sword
Do not let materialism deceive you
So stick to your word
The petroleum wells will dry up some day
And they will be no money for you to pay with in that way
The gold mines will diminish one day
And there will be no fields for our children to play
Arise Pro-human
Defend mother earth
Do not think of wealth
Or all that you can get
Life is beautiful
So let us be dutiful
As a Good Samaritan
And help your fellow African
Chinese or European
In need
To create a paradise devoid of greed
That is what I call Utopia
Not until we die
When it is all over
We can not let the children suffer
I have seen pain in my old days
The weak rise 
And the mighty fall
Armies rise to fight at the clarion call
Only the truth remains
Like a tree that stands tall
In the next millennia where shall we be?
Vanity after vanity
The rest is history
Life is a gift
And love is a blessing
Let us unite this world
And teach a good lesson

Poem Details | by chris bowen |
Categories: art,


lord,i need a break
an animal covers his
the weak inherit

Poem Details | by Katherine Stella |
Categories: animals, dedication, education, children,

Wolf's Tongue

<                                  wolf tongue speaks at night
                                 search for prey has come to end..
                                         howling escalates

Written by
Katherine Stella 11/16/11

Entry For
Deb Guzzi's Animal Haiku

I Chose The Wolf
My Home State
Is Minnesota
Wolf Pop Estimate 3020 Per D.N.R


Poem Details | by Margaret Foster |
Categories: nature,

Haiku-soundless in soft snow

soundless in soft snow

    stoat displays black tip of tail...

          all else- white on white

Contest: Animal Haiku
Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi
Written: November 2011 Margaret Foster

The stoat is a type of weaselIn winter his coat turns white ( ermine) except for the black tip of his tail

Poem Details | by Abdulhafeez Oyewole |
Categories: adventure, animal, history, nature,

About those boys

~Contextual Tale~

Five days endurance
Trek in wild animal kingdom.
They 're group of boys.

For:) Charles Henderson's contest

Poem Details | by Sara Kendrick |
Categories: nature,

ants work

ants work frantic pace 'top pile of animal waste... complain _not

Poem Details | by Michael J. Falotico |
Categories: animals, seasons,

A Hidden Meal

Acorns on the floor

       the squirrel hides for winter

for a meal yet had..

Fall Animal Haiku contest, by Andrea Dietrich

Poem Details | by Suzette Richards |
Categories: animal, snow, winter,

Reynard Tracks

parallel tracks in fresh snow - a Reynard
Male foxes are known as dogs or Reynards, females as vixens, and young as kits, pups or cubsA group of foxes is a "skulk", "leash", "troop" or "earth". Please see the About section for the photograph which had sparked a lively discussion what animal had made these tracksIt was stated that foxes leave tracks in a single file and the double line of tracks had thrown most people off the scent... My contribution to the discussion: "Yes, it looks as if it might be the same animal, traveling in both directions - if you look at the slant of the indentations of the two tracks..."

Poem Details | by Sara Kendrick |
Categories: animals, devotion, family, inspirational,

A Mother's Love

Whatever species
A mother with her very young
Opens eyes to love

(Inspired from a worship video from Daystar TV and watching Animal Planet)

Poem Details | by Marcedies Rhodes |
Categories: adventure, death, life, me,

Walking Through A Field Of Light

Walking Through A Field Of Light

then me and you see it the same way...i care not what happen to this body for the soul will still walk this earth watching over those it shown it love for

And yet the spirit of forgotten pain protects me, not wanting me to travel into the darkness that consumes the soul, for without this body, how can i protect those i love?

i watch and guide them for the body was lost but i shall lead them with a kind head and open armi protect their soul so they may keep watching there life grow into something beautiful.the darkness shall flee at the sight of the almighty light that watches my deed and my small soul

but for my last act shall be to vanquish the darkness that threatens life itselfbut all things come to an endwhat of the times, not yet past, but already forgotten, when i will no longer be there.....

when my fight is done i have no need for this unsettling place and with ever harming word will i walk into that everlasting light if i to be forgotten then that is fine for i have done them good and have made there life into something more then mine was.To be forgotten is fine for i shall not want a legacy

to have forged a life worth remembrance is fine, bu to make someones else worth remembering is all the better, for it means that they shall have a life worthy of my sacrifice, a life worth the pain once experienced, but never remembered, for i am now content.

after this body is lost i wish to be forgotten.to pay myself a gift is what is called.i will be content on not having left something a memory to be mourned for i with's no pain on those who have still they hearts where as i have walked this earth unknowing i died some time ago.let me be free for i am like a animal needing space time and needing that way of life.

then be free from the pain of the remembrance, and transcend to tomorrow, for that is where the future liesi shall always remember you, but i shall not mourn, for we shall meet again

Poem Details | by Thomas Stanton |
Categories: allegory

Fajitas For Rosy

Fajitas For Rosy    

Stare stall and groan, 
and rake morning sand 
pocket book door key 
Samarkind club Tokay[OK] 
fingernail rail 
onto slime beach 
in AMafter hip-dip[ and drink 
with [still- -speed] seed
	and,,,slowly walk [away] 
small great pea
point of all, small mall animal 
like a tiny mammal, knowing 
	wanting a polish dog ,...
Fajitas for Rosy Muruyama 
bank worked Brinks maintop, manship 
in my brother’s sterile sink
Ah! Rosy[Ah! girl!] lemonade and fish soup 
with little bits of trapped tourist toys floating 
in flotilla gravewave

Poem Details | by Melissa Ross |
Categories: animals, nature, nostalgia, places,

Deceased Wilderness

The mossy fields host
Refreshed animal spirits
Now they all lie here.

Poem Details | by Sara Kendrick |
Categories: animals, imagination, nature

The Feast

Many buzzards feast
On animal on busy road
Change quickly happens

Poem Details | by Ashlea Senft |
Categories: confusion, crazy, dark, horror,

the surgery room

The doctor left me.
He left the tools on the desk,
right beside my bed.

I'll perform my own
surgery, manWhat do you say?
I'll take out my brain!

Rip the IV out,
right out of my dark green veins—
or are they maroon?

I can't tell, but I
don't care, I'll excise them too!
I'll remove it all!

The ghost in the room
is my best friendHe is here
when my rate goes flat.

Got him for comfort
like a stuffed animalI
shouldn't talk but I

have gone insane, and
everything has a voice now—
even I can speak!

Without fear; still alone;
Doctor left; door is erased;
Sharp tools on the desk!

When my heart rate is
flat, maybe I'll fit through the
crack under the wall.

I'm okay, man, it's fine!
I'm rather excited to make
an incision in me!

Reach out; is that mine?
My arm stretching out from this?
I cannot feel it!

You can hide but you 
cannot run, can't run, can't run
away from yourself!

Scalpel; the blade is so
shiny, beautiful; watch it go
right through my body!

My wrist feels like it
is being squeezed; I can't breathe!
It is killing me!

It drops from my hand
and hits the floorI can't hear.
I see two blue eyes..

My rate is not flat;
It is a sphere like the earth!
I've become something!

I am floating high!
I am gravity! I am life!
Then, I feel a hand— 

A hand on my back
holds meI open my eyes;
I'm being carried..

"She's alive! alive!
I spoke; she opened her eyes
and I picked her up." 

Ha! I took much more
than just a scalpel; you think
the people in me

would die that easy?
I hold stitches in my hand
to sew up his mouth!

Stay a mystery.
You can hide, but you can't run.
I want you to hide!

Never speak again!
One, two, three, four, five stitches
through your pretty lips.

Fall down to the floor!
Yeah, thanks so much, man, but I've
got a ghost friend here.

Oh no! I did this?
Why the hell did I do this?
I see the maroon

all over the floor.
Comfort possessed me again,
like an animal..

an animal cage...
I thought I taped their mouths shut...
I would have been fixed..

"Ruin everything,
Just like you know yourself for
killing all the pests." 

"It will always be
like this—be hard, be a war.
Every voice is sharp."

Poem Details | by Ravi Rajan |
Categories: love,


Waves murmured;
teasing winds caressed her body,
a lone seagull twittered.

Fires erupted;
her tongue explored his mouth,
torpid passions seethed out.

Mountains quivered;
their passionate bodies lay intertwined,
drizzling rains inebriated them.

Tongues wagged;
a man clenched his fists,
acrid anguish inundated him.

Hate brewed;
vile thoughts blurred his mind,
an animal peeped out.

Love died;
thunderous shots punctuated the air,
a deathly silence followed.

Newspapers screamed;
gruesome pictures shocked the city,
he was her husband.

Poem Details | by James Edward Lee Sr. |
Categories: beautiful, flower, nature, sea,

Water Flowers

The water orchids 
Amid the evening tide flows
Blue, green, yellow plants

Floats atop the mists
The aqua blue waters roll
Carrying them down stream

Not animal man
Without regards to nature
Can stop the floral

Over the waters
Set atop the water ride
Rising up to land

by James Edward Lee Sr.

Poem Details | by Vasudevan Desikachari |
Categories: love,

animal vs man

                               Infatuation, lust
                               seeking Love, man.

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: allegory, analogy,

No Lossers Are Left and More Poems

No Lossers Are Left

No losers are left;
Seems like Trump has found them all;
Exist on his staff.

Jim Horn

How is that for a Horn Haiku for you
to read through like all poets would
want to do?

President was not wise and persistent;
In trouble and he had been consistent;
As we fear,
Pain in rear;
Leave White House this very instant.

Jim Horn

Jesus guided by power of the spirit came,
To Galilee were people would see His fame;
Then by the entire area they did perceive,
And in Him they soon started to believe.

Being honored by all in synagogue taught;
In ecstasy those around him were caught;
Listening and trying to hear his beckon call;
Yet to some of those there this did appall.

Returned to Nazareth where he was born,
On clear day when it was an early morn;
From heaven and His Father is now freed;
Stood up in synagogue and began to read.

Book of Isaiah Jesus began on that page,
Where His mind would began to engage;
Where it was written He found the place;
They saw the glow that was on His face.

Upon me, the spirit of the Lord shall be;
He will began to preach and start to see,
Brokenhearted is who He came to heal,
And many poor left alone without a meal.

Those who have been bruised must liberate,
From pain and can again begin to celebrate,
And to the blind do give sight to their delight;
No longer live in deep darkness of the night.

Folded book read over and it then closed,
And peace to all is what He had proposed;
On Him He would find fastened their eyes;
Holy Spirit had by Him they all would realize.

Was much Jesus had meant for them to hear;
Scripture is fulfilled this day in your each ear,
And by Him all of them had been reassured;
By Me the miserable and lame may be cured.

Jim Horn

I feel like God has given me a gift;
Up from their depths people will lift;
Listen must;
Him trust,
And direction should start to shift.

Really astounding what they are blurbing 
And this to us has been quite disturbing;
When it did rain;
Hit window pane;
So we should control it and be curbing.

Was inevitable when seeing ammunition,
That with weapons had put on exhibition,
Do not need;
Should impede,
And with sadness could require contrition

Orchestrate Way to Find Freight 

What we should do is to orchestrate,
Way so we can find all of the freight,
Off all had fallen,
And were balling,
Before being lost forever and too late.

Analogous With An Anonymous Hippopotamus

We arrived at what had been analogous,
With another animal already anonymous;

Happened to be humorous hippopotamus.

Jim Horn

PS My Ogden Nash style poem who is
one of my favorites along with Robert
Frost and Will Rogers whose statue
you see in Federal Building rotunda.

Jim Horn

Amazing and Poems Are Crazing

Found great poems to be amazing;
Them everyone is incredibly crazing;
Each word read,
While in bed;
All my poems out they are phasing.