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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

TUESDAY Wildebeest

copyright 2014, Joy Acey


Wildebeest, wildebeest
grazing along,
having a movable feast.
You're a part
of a long migration,
belonging to
the wildebeest nation.

   The wildebeest is a funny looking animal with his hairy beard, long thin legs and horns.  He's an ungulate, an animal who eats grass and is related to antelopes.  You can find out more about wildebeest here .  Or, for more poems about African animals, you might enjoy reading Irene Latham's poetry book, Dear Wandering Wildebeest.

copyright 2014, Joy Acey
The wildebeest is
a curious creature.
His shaggy beard is
his distinguishing feature.
He likes to migrate.
He likes to roam.
All of Southern Africa
is his home.

     If you could wander anywhere in the world, where would you go?  Why would you go there?  Can you write a poem today about your own wanderings?  Have fun writing.

1 comment:

  1. Is this where the human male's shaggy beard got started? ;) Love that you're sharing all these with us. Thanks, Joy.