In partnership with the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets held a Kids Animal Poetry Contest. Poets 5 to 10 were recognized in two age categories: AGE 5-7 and AGE 8+. We are very excited to share the winning poems with you below. Congratulations to the winners – and to all who participated. All the poems shared with us were wonderful – we know these budding writers all have bright futures ahead of them!
Age 5 to 7 Category Winners
Annabelle Clark, Age 5, Green Bay
The Peacock Blue Shoe
The peacock is pecking in wood.
Is he looking for something gross or good?
His feathers are blue,
And so is his shoe.
He spreads out his wings,
And he might dance.
I think that he might fly to France.
Finnley Metzer, Age 5, Menominee, Michigan
Age 8+ Category Winner
Running wild and free,
Through the grassy greenery,
First a tail and then a head
Over the hedge.
Then you see it,
He’s found a mouse,
As he zips around the trees.
Going so fast you feel a breeze.
But then he is lost behind the trees.
You have just seen a wolf.
Ada Jacoby, Age 9, Green Bay