The Poetry of Animals

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By Robert Louis Stevenson

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Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at a particular subject or theme through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets to bring you a unique poetic guide. Animal Poems. We all love animals, even if sometimes its only from afar on TV or at a zoo. But many of us have felt friendship and companionship with our friends in the animal world. We talk and react to them as if they really do understand us. Perhaps they do. In this volume Thomas Hardy, William Makepeace Thackeray, Lewis Carroll, DH Lawrence, Emily Dickinson and many others share their words with our ears.

Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe.

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