animals

There are many poems written with an animal as the subject of the poem. These poems usually use the animal in order to address some larger life theme or a connection between the nature of the animal compared to the human condition. Some wonderful examples are D.H. Lawrence’s “Tortoise Gallantry”, “Tortoise Shout”, and my favorite “Snake”. I have recently written two poems with an animal as the subject: “The Frog at Tinker Creek”, and “Bugling” (better known as the elk mating call).

Challenge: Try your hand at writing a poem with an animal as your subject.

Advertisements

change my email for notifications to msfitz1951@gmail.com

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s