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Bedtime Animal Poems for Children

The chimpansee

When it gets dark, I climb the highest tree
To watch as far as I can see
High in the top I bounce my chest
I then bend some branches to make my nest
I like to do this every night
To sleep tight until the morning light

The owl

When it gets dark, I open my big round eyes
To look for the small and larger mice
Those I eat the whole night through
I swallow them whole, for I can’t chew
But the hairs and bones I don’t like at all
So I throw up a hairy ball

The frog

When it gets dark, it is getting cool
So I climb out of my muddy pool
I stretch my legs and jump around
To see what insects can be found
My mouth gets full with sticky slime
My tongue rolls out: its dinner time

The mouse

When it gets dark, I leave my den
To see if there is some nice food again
I run around and eat and eat
Until I can hardly move my feet
Then I return all satisfied
And sleep the whole day until it is night

The bat

When it gets dark, I leave my tree
To fly around with my family
I need no light to find my food
With my radar I can see just as good
When my belly is full and I start to yawn
I go back to sleep, upside down
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 02, 2021

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Ludy Bührs

The topics she writes about are very diverse, so are the poetry styles she applies. As a Dutch translator and poet, having lived in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh for 2.5 years, in 2008 she published "Op de ruïnes van een rijk" (On the Ruins of an Empire) ISBN 978-90-8834-483-1 with 60 poems based on her experiences there. In 2007 she received a Certificate of Accomplishment as one of The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 issued by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry for her poem Choked Truth, her own translation of "Verstikte waarheid", one of the poems in the book. Born in 1956, she still works as an independent translator, translating from English into Dutch. more…

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