The Snare Poem by James Stephens

The Snare

Rating: 2.7


I hear a sudden cry of pain!
There is a rabbit in a snare:
Now I hear the cry again,
But I cannot tell from where.

But I cannot tell from where
He is calling out for aid!
Crying on the frightened air,
Making everything afraid!

Making everything afraid!
Wrinkling up his little face!
And he cries again for aid;
- and I cannot find the place!

And I cannot find the place
Where his paw is in the snare!
Little One! Oh, Little One!
I am searching everywhere!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Margaret O Driscoll 12 May 2015

One of my favourite poems learned at school!

13 6 Reply
* Sunprincess * 02 June 2014

...........oh I hope he finds the bunny rabbit....just today I saw the smallest little bunny all alone....and I wondered where was his mother....hope he made it home ok....beautiful poem...

9 4 Reply
Joan hines 27 January 2018

My favourite poem of all time. I first read it at school a100 years ago, and for some unknown reason l just thought of it. Just had to look it up to ' read again. Still gives me the same feeling..

5 4 Reply
Ann Hamepohja 27 June 2019

Same for me. I just had to look it up, many times over the years when I think of this poem., It takes me right back to grade 4 where I heard this poem for the first time. Today some children were chasing a rabbit and it was running for its like under the tree in my front garden where it lives along with some babies.

0 0 Reply
Joe Hughes 27 June 2022

So descriptive of the feeling of helplessness. Left me sad!

0 0 Reply
Particha ranjan 12 February 2022

I have a book but i have not q a

0 0 Reply
Justin Morahan 08 July 2020

A beautiful poem. Hare coursers will not like.

1 0 Reply
ADestouche 01 April 2020

It's a cute little Rabbit in a snare.

0 4 Reply
Brendan Connell 13 March 2020

I learned this poem back in the 60s in Mt Temple National School. Co Westmeath. I’m now 70 years old and have the same feeling as I did back then when I heard it for the first time.??

2 2 Reply
gatis kandis 25 January 2021

gfy

0 0 Reply
READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Close
Error Success