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DREAM OF TURTLE SONG

By Victoria Atkinson

One of my turtles died and now it’s alive
Turtles are my dream
The turtle comes to life
Make me happy again
Dreams come true

Before they come out ...

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Story of the Driftwood Whale

By Mathew Calandra

The driftwood whale takes shape
under the pressure of Mr Matthew Calandra fingers
working fast and sure as if the marks already existed
on his sandy page.
 
Black lines parallel ...

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The Disappearing

The Disappearing has been redeveloped and we invite you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

Little One

By Mathew Calandra

Mr Matthew Calandra has one cat left, Pequeña
is a Spanish name
meaning ‘little one’.
 
She is a little one he found in a shelter
with his brother Dave ...

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A Walk with Tilly

By Guy Fredericks

You’re not a lady yet Tilly,

with your red and white fur.

Your friendly face is happy with it’s short wet nose.

Remember that time

you saw Silver ...

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Basil

By Guy Fredericks

sleeping on my parent’s bed

too slow to catch wildlife.

 

with eyes the colour of basil

and white tiger fur

 

Tilly jumps up on the bed wagging her tail ...

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Mind

By Lauren Kerjan

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Max

By Lauren Kerjan

  1. Max is happy, smiling, eyes pop up, tilts his head, wagging his tail.
  2. Kangaroos bouncing around the dessert happy seeing other kangaroos.
  3. Max, mindfulness, meet dogs, marvelous, mad, male mean ...

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Sandy the Dog

By Jaycee Kim

1.
Here is my dog named Sandy
Sandy is a Golden Retriever
Sandy's fur is so soft
that it makes her look so fluffy
Sandy is so precious
and ...

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Romeo and Juliet

By Catherine McGuiness

1.
I love Romeo
I always love him
He was there
 
told him not to attack the birds
not to bring the birds inside the house
not to attack the ...

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Bonnie

By Meagan Pelham

My wonderful dog I love is Princess Bonnie.
 
She is my favourite
 
My life is you, Bonnie.
 
I love to play dress ups with You
 
As Tutu fairies
 
Bonnie liked ...

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Pets I Love

By Meagan Pelham

 

Meagan Pelham, 'Pets I Love' Digital Collage (Ink & Water Colour), 2020

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Rainbow the Turtle

By Meagan Pelham

Rainbow loved raw soft meat wrapped in lettuce
eating with delight.
She had very sharp teeth,
don’t put your finger in her mouth
you’ll get them bitten!
 
Rainbow ...

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Homeless

By Meagan Pelham

Help them find
Help them save money
Help them make muffins, cookies
Help them have the clothes they need
I feel so sorry for them
 
I want to help homeless ...

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Mopsy the Rabbit

By Meagan Pelham

Claire my sister loves rabbits.
Claire and Hanna are adorable
like a warm cuddly jumper.
 
Mopsy’s fur was white and soft
her ears were floppy.
 
We cradled her like ...

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Owls

By Meagan Pelham

Owls are my favourite animal
 
Whole world, all my life
 
My dad, Joe, taught me about Owls.
 
We watched Harry Potter
 
And my favourite part was the owl scenes.

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Bobby and Millie

By Meagan Pelham

Blue and yellow and we have green
the love bird budgerigars
are hugging
with warmth,
sharing a moment of passion
whistling with joy.
 
They are my favourite budgerigars
quietly eating ...

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Fluffy and Prince

By Meagan Pelham

Prince was my goldfish
and Fluffy was Frankie’s.
They were my favourite fish in the whole world,
in my whole life.
 
They were brother and sister
swimming around the ...

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