Posted by: Poems For Fun | February 14, 2021

Poems Recently Published

 

If you were a Giraffe

If you were a giraffe,
with a drain-long, crane-strong, swing-along neck,
would you just eat leaves?
I wouldn’t.
I’d be a spy.

I’d peep over fences ten feet high,
and snoop through windows up in the sky,
and peer into aeroplanes cruising by,
spying all day with my aerial eye
to catch all the crooks and thieves.

Well, I’d do something anyway.
I wouldn’t just eat leaves.

 

Published in: Better Than Starbucks Magazine – print & online.

 

Fishes

Fishes
Tiny, shiny
Flashing, dashing, diving
Glimpses of ocean mystery
Teasers

 

 

 

Published in: An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year, publisher: Nosy Crow

 

Butterfly

On wings flake-fragile,
petal-frail, you somehow sail,
mile after long mile.

Published in: An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year, publisher: Nosy Crow

 

The Owl

As I freed a moth from my window,
I heard a screech owl below,
down in the dip where the furry things hide,
where hill meets hooded wood.

I heard its shriek rip the night,
tearing the air like a bite,
slicing the dark down its deadly glide,
splicing that hide-away hood.

My moth went riding the star-glow,
light as a leaf from the wood.

Featured @ The Wombell Rainbow (online), Garden Birds anthology

 

Busy Blackbird

Skids about the garden,
never stops to rest,
stuffing beak with shreds and bits –
never mind what’s best.

Flaps off over treetops,
dropping stalks and sticks…
back again – more hops, more bits:
blackbird building nest.

Featured @ The Wombell Rainbow (online), Garden Birds anthology

 

More in the pipeline.

NB: Copyright of all poems on this page, and throughout this website, is with me,
Kate Williams. If you wish to use any of these poems for commercial use of any kind, please contact me first. Thank you.


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