Raj Arumugam

Koala Sleeps, Silent - Poem by Raj Arumugam

Koala sleeps, silent
(lazy as bats, all day)
sometimes hangs dangling,
or curls into a ball;
and comes back active and hungry
in the dark, when all’s quiet and slow

Koala springs up from the ground
from below the tree
lands its claws in the bark;
and Koala eats, enjoys the leaves
stays awake, then yawns
and sleeps again twenty or so

Koala sleeps, silent
all day
dangling or curled
which way it prefers

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Poet's Notes about The Poem

a poem about koalas I wrote recently for children...but one that all nature-lovers can love in our communion with nature

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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