Animal poems - Lemur

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     ... curious, social, strange

Lemurs they say,
Are exceptionally strange creatures.
With their very human like hands,
To their furry other features.

Intense little reflective eyes,
As curious as can be.
Looking across the Madagascar landscape,
From the branches of rainforest trees.

Lemurs are social beings,
And beneath the waterfalls.
They wrap up their long beautiful tails,
And cuddle-pile together into fluffy lemur balls.

These little scurrying buggers,
Come in a wide range of flavors.
Over fifty exciting species,
Each with their own habitats and party favors.

Some of them are large,
Some of them are minute.
The largest could play a fiddle,
The pygmy mouse lemur can almost fit into a flute.

But the most defining characteristic across lemurs,
Is their whimsical and comical nature.
An awkward sideway running dance delights,
Every passing forest stranger.

They call to warn of fossa and snakes,
They are smarter than you'd expect.
These matriarchal animals,
Are a treasure we must protect.

Just across from Africa,
Is a unique and beautiful island home.
This place is the land of wonder,
It is where the lemurs do roam.

            -- by Andrew Noske

About this Poem...

Animal: Lemur
Description/motivation: This poem is dedicated to a wonderful girl called Whitney, who sounds like she had a rough 2017 (LTR breakup etc!) so I hoe this cheers her up for amazing change in 2018! Whitney says her spirit animal is a dolphin, but her favorite animal is a Lemur. I feel like that's an amazing choice - these native Madagascar critters are incredible! I got to go to Africa once and for the last leg of our trip we chose Uganda over Madagascar, so I *almost* got to see them in the wild. Another time... it's on the bucket list for sure! Who doesn't love lemurs?! I hope this poem makes Whitney smile.... and if you have stumbled onto this page... I hope it makes you smile too. :)

This is one in a serious of poems I've written about various animals. The motivation, is that I love the idea of spirit animals, and I decided, one day, to ask many of my friend what animal they think best represents their personality. In some cases the poems are written with the person in mind... and sometimes it's purely about the animal. Read more about my process here. If you love this poem or want another written please e-mail me at :-)
This is an original poem by me!