Penguin Poems and Songs

In Praise of Penguins 
These funny birds in fancy clothes may waddle in the snow,
but when they reach the icy sea
Just watch how fast they go!
Their song sounds like a donkey's bray, they cannot soar or fly,
yet penguins manage very well, and let me tell you why...
Their feathers keep out water, their blubber keeps out cold,
their wings make perfect paddles because they do not fold!
Their tales are good for steering, they brake with both their feet-
So tell me now, from all you've heard... Aren't penguins NEAT?
~Robin Bernard~

I know a bird That cannot fly: Penguin is its name.
It cannot fly, But it can swim
With speed that wins it fame!
I know a bird That lives on ice
And waddles by the sea.
It looks so cute
In its black and white suit,
As handsome as can be!
~Meish Goldish~

Penguin Parade
Waddle, waddle, waddle
From side to side
Penguins go a-walking
Slip, slip slide, slide.
With a funny jump
The penguins dash  
Down to the water
Splash! Splash! Splash! Splash!
Waddle from the water
With a rock n' roll  
Penguins go parading
On a wintry stroll.

The Penguin

I am a bird you know quite well,
All dressed in black and white.
And even though I do have wings
They're not designed for flight.  
I waddle,waddle,waddle,
On my funny little feet.
Across the icy snow I go
To find a fishy treat!
~Roxanne Williams~
The Penguin that Couldn't Fly
I saw a penguin.
He walked right by.
He had a tear in his eye.
I heard him cry and softly sigh,
Oh I wish I could fly.

I'm a little penguin (I'm A Little Teapot)
I'm a little penguin
Black and white,
Short and wobbly
An adorable site.  
I can't fly at all but I love to swim,
So I'll waddle to the water and dive right in!


Ten Little Penguins (tune: Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little penguins,
Four little, five little, six little penguins,
Seven little, eight little, nine little penguins,
Ten little penguin chicks.

Have You Ever Seen a Penguin
(tune: Have you Ever Seen a Lassie)
Have you ever seen a penguin? a penguin? a penguin?
Have you ever seen a penguin swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way and this way and that way?
Have you ever seen a penguin swim this way and that?
(make swimming motions with arms)  
Repeat, substitute "swim" with "slide"
(make sliding motions with arms),
"waddle" (take tiny steps, swinging body from side to side)
and "dress" (boys bow and girls curtsy)

Parading penguins
Each one soon
Nesting on the cold
Ground with stones
Underneath and
In between for a
Nest. It is
Spring in Antarctica.

Percy Penguin 
Percy Penguin looks so proper,
In his long black tails,
Stiff white shirt, and neatly grommed,
Correct in all details.
He's so important, chest way out,
As he pitters patters by,
But here is something very funny
-- He forgot his TIE!
Penguins Helen H. Moore
The penguins' habitat is freezing-
You'll like it there
If you don't mind sneezing.
(I, myself, don't find it pleasing.)
~Catherine Y. Hongey~

A Penguin 
A penguin when he goes somewhere, 
Will walk or swim; here's why: 
Although he has two bird-like wings, 
He simply cannot fly!