If Not For the Cat, written by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Ted Rand, is a collection of poetic riddles about members of the animal kingdom. Here's an excerpt.
I, the hoverer,
Sip the nasturtium's nectar
And sing with my wings.
Poem ©Jack Prelutsky. All rights reserved.
For some additional examples, browse inside the book.
I also rather like this haiku found in A Hippopotamusn't, written by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Victoria Chess.
Suddenly Spring wingsSo, the challenge this week is to write some haiku riddles. Won't you join us? Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.
into the backyard, ready
to play tug-of-worm.
Poem ©J. Patrick Lewis. All rights reserved.