Animal poems - Lemur
... 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