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Subject: ZOOS
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A GRIZZLY IN THE ZOO, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: A shame to your kin, you good-natured bear
Last Line: Of the mighty paw that was meant to slay.
Subject(s): Animals; Bears; Wilderness; Zoos


AN INVITATION TO THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I have found out a gig-gig-gift for my fuf-fuf-fair
Last Line: To witness the bub-bub-beautiful pip-pip-pelican swallow the l-l-live fuf-fuf-fish!
Subject(s): Speech Disorders;zoos; Stuttering;muteness


AT THE ZOO, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It must be hard for you, porcupine
Last Line: Instead of my tiny self.
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Zoos; Childhood


AT THE ZOO, by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First I saw the white bear
Last Line: Smelt!
Subject(s): Zoos


AT THE ZOO IN SPAIN, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bound to the earth
Last Line: Their own rebirth
Subject(s): Zoos


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her fur new-licked, the whitetail fawn
Last Line: As they depart, and curse them.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty And The Beast; Cruelty; Zoos


CALLING ACROSS WATER AT LION COUNTRY SAFARI, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across reptile pond a herd of zebra graze in open green
Last Line: Across water, the only thing he believes is really between us.
Subject(s): Cages; Mammals; Zoos


CLOSING TIME AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The keepers / walk among galapagos turtles
Last Line: In the san diego dusk.
Subject(s): Caregivers; Galapagos Islands; Turtles; Zoos; Tortoises


IN REGENT'S PARK, by CHARLES WILLIAM BRODRIBB    Poem Text            
First Line: Dear friends of feather, fin and fur
Last Line: A special dinner too.
Subject(s): Animals; Gardens & Gardening; Regent's Park, London; Zoos


INTERSPECIES, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was teaching a residency in cincinnati
Subject(s): Loneliness; Alienation (Social Psychology); Friendship; Zoos; Estrangement; Outcasts


ODE TO N. A. VIGORS, ESQ., by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So mr. V., - no vigors - I beg pardon
Last Line: Go on as swimmingly as old noah's ark!
Subject(s): Zoos


PETE AT THE ZOO, by GWENDOLYN BROOKS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wonder if the elephant
Last Line: Against the dark of night
Subject(s): Elephants; Zoos


PRISONER, by JOSEPH O'CONNOR    Poem Text            
First Line: In a cage of iron and stone
Last Line: To pelt with stones.
Subject(s): Animals; Bears; Prisons & Prisoners; Zoos


SNOW LEOPARDS AT THE DENVER ZOO, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are only a hundred or so
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Zoos; Snow Leopards


SPECTATORS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: We watched the monkeys in the cage
Last Line: They turned and gravely laughed at us.
Subject(s): Animals; April; Cages; Monkeys; Zoos


THE ESCAPED GORILLA, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When he walked out in the park that early evening
Subject(s): Apes; Escapes; Zoos; Gorillas; Chimpanzees; Gibbons; Orangutans; Fugitives


THE HOOLIGAN ZOO, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Angry and depressed I take my son to the zoo
Subject(s): Parents; Zoos; Parenthood


THE MENAGERIE, by WILLIAM VAUGHN MOODY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thank god my brain is not inclined to cut
Last Line: There may be hidden meaning in his grin.
Subject(s): Animals; Circus; Zoos


THE SARAJEVO ZOO, by GLYN MAXWELL    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Men had used up their hands, men had
Subject(s): Balkan Conflicts (Yugoslavia); Sarajevo, Bosnia; Zoos; Death - Animals


THE ST. LOUIS ZOO, by CAROL FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High, yellow, coiled and weighted the branch like an odd piece of fruit
Last Line: It knew it. Leaf, lichen, the least refinements, and the perfection
Subject(s): Zoos


THE SUNDAY QUESTION, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What! Shut the gardens! Lock the latticed gate!
Last Line: But what is your opinion, mrs. Grundy?
Variant Title(s): The Open Question
Subject(s): Animals; Nature; Wilderness; Zoos


THE WOMAN AT THE WASHINGTON ZOO, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The saris go by me from the embassies
Subject(s): Identity; Zoos


THE ZOO, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I scarcely think / I like the zoo / as much as other / people do
Last Line: People do.
Subject(s): Animals; Zoos


THOUGHTS IN A ZOO, by COUNTEE CULLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They in their cruel traps, and we in ours,
Subject(s): Zoos


TRAVERSE CITY ZOO, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I saw a wolf tread a circle in his cage
Last Line: Of dope. He grew smaller and sputtered into sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Anger; Animals; Prisons & Prisoners; Zoos; Convicts


TREAD THE DARK: 51, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sink back upon the ground, expecting to die
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Exhibitions; Zebras; Zoos; Childhood; World's Fairs; Expositions


WALKING IN THE ZOO, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "the stilton, sir, the cheese, the o.K. Thing to do"
Last Line: "the horror and the agony, that sunday in the zoo"
Subject(s): Animals;sabbath;walking;zoos; Sunday


WATCHING GATORS AT RAY BOONE'S REPTILE FARM, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While we stand behind the concrete railing
Last Line: The answer to all the animal inside us.
Subject(s): Alligators; Children - Lost; Zoos


WOMAN AND LEOPARD, by DAVID ST. JOHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Although she was beautiful
Subject(s): Women; Beauty; Leopards; Zoos


ZOO BATS, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the central park zoo, just past the ants
Subject(s): Animals; Bats; Zoos


ZOOLOGY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh! Merry is the madrepore that sits beside the sea
Last Line: "let tyndall, haeckel, bastian, go wrangle as they will"
Subject(s): Animals;zoos