Famous Poets and their Love Affair With Animals

Poems in a Series


Poets have always had a keen eye on the intricacies of the world around them.  Animals are a part of our very existence and the following poets reflect on it.  We can learn so very much from our animal friends, as these famous and unknown poets illustrate.


The Tyger, William Blake (1757-1827)

I Think I Could Turn and Live With the Animals, Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

I Sing for the Animals, Teton Sioux

They Shall Teach Thee, Job

In the Loss of your Pet, Unknown

Buddhist Prayer

Northwest Indian Memorial On Death

Prayer For Protecting Animals

An Epitaph, Lord Byron (1788-1824)