I have a pet canary,
I call him Yellow Jack.
He has white feathers on his wings
and yellow on his back.
I love my pet canary,
I feed him every day.
I put fresh seeds inside his bowl;
he pecks them straight away.
My dearest pet canary;
I love to hear him sing.
He chirps and cheeps to me each day
and even more in Spring.
My lovely pet canary;
I watch him all day long.
Today I watched him lay an egg.
There’s something I’ve got wrong!
© Kristin Martin 2015
Looks like you were mistaken for the animal’s gender. What do you name it now and is it based on a true story.
This was based on a true story. Our canary Tom tried to lay an egg, though she didn’t manage to do so. We decided she could keep her name.
I like birds and their beautiful Sound as well The canaries are really yellow
and I really like them. Also this poem was great about Yellow Jack!
Thanks for your comment. I have been editing some of my poems, and I might make some changes to that poem today. I always try to make my poems even better.
Sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment, but my notifications are going to my junkman for some reason, so I didn’t know you’d left five comments.
Jack is a nice name for a boy canary but now that you have found out it was a girl canary what did you change the canary’s name to?? I bet the baby canary’s are super cute !!! But isn’t it annoying for all the canary’s to be chirping all the time !!!! I love birds though!!! Love your poems can’t wait to read another!!
This poem isn’t completely true, but our canary Scruffy Tom tried to lay an egg (though didn’t manage to) so we thought Tom might be a girl instead of a boy. That’s what gave me the idea for the poem.
That was a great poem! I love to have a pet and a pet cannery sounds perfect! Do you have a pet?
We have turtles and a lizard.
I love canary they are so cute. Also it was a lovely poem I wish I had a canary .
That was funny ending. I enjoyed reading this poem. From where did you get her?
I used to have a canary and we called him Tom. But then he tried to lay an egg and we realised he was a she. I changed the name to Jack for the poem because it was easier to rhyme with.
I like this poem because It is very funny my friend loves birds. he’s a expert I love birds my favorite birds are peacock, king fisher,swan and parrots. when I was small I called a turkey …gob
I love birds too! My next poetry book (that I’m writing at the moment) has lots of bird poems in it.
I like this poem because the name is creative and do you
have pet canary.
Thank you. I used to have a pet canary but it flew away.
i loved that poem it was very funny and creative!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really liked the poem! It was very creative and funny! I liked the fact that you did that thing where you don’t tell the reader exactly what the answer is, but you make it obvious. Did you really have a pet canary?
Thanks for your lovely comment. I did have a pet canary called Tom, that we realised was a female when she tried to lay an egg. Jack was easier to rhyme with than Tom.
I liked how you have a ‘boy’ canary. But when you see ‘him’ lay an egg, you realise that ‘he’ isn’t really a boy because boys don’t lay eggs, girls do.
Great poem Kristin.
I like how you put my poem idea into your own words. That shows me that you understand what I was saying in my poem.
I like birds especially yellow ones because there very bright.
I like canaries. They are the only birds I know that are all yellow. Can you think of any others?
Hi kristin i looove this poem it it has soo much emotion its sad and happy from sophie
I’m so glad you love my poem.
I love your poem, I have a budgie named sapphire, that I love as well. It might be a bit harder to rhyme with that name!
Thanks for the poems
I think it would be hard to rhyme with Sapphire. My canary wasn’t really called Jack, it was Tom. But Jack was easier to rhyme with!
Do you really have a pet canary?
I have had five canaries, but the last one flew away a few years ago, and we were too sad to get another one.
We could never tell if our canaries were boys or girls, but one tried to lay an egg so we presumed she as a girl.
I chose this poem because I love birds. It was really funny and I liked how you described yellow Jack to the reader. This poem reminds me of my pet budgie called Horris.
When I read your poem I can picture a yellow bird. The words that I liked were “my dearest pet canary”. It sounds like you really love your bird.
The poem rhymed and the ending was a surprise and very funny!
I love this poem sooooooooo much!
Evie, 10 years old.
Thank you for your absolutely lovely comment. I appreciate the time and thought you put into writing it. Do you have a beloved pet? If you do, you could write a poem about it. I’d love to read it.
I would like to call the bird Yellow Spring. I would like to have a pet too!
That’s a lovely name!
I love your poems and I love how you use lots of rhyming words. I have only read one of your poems, but I will read more.
I also really like how you made it funny at the end of the poem that it was a girl not a boy.
I hope you enjoy reading more of my poems.
my nanny had a canary it was a beautiful bird
Canary’s are beautiful and they sound lovely when they sing.
Canarys are amazing birds, and your poem is too!
love your poem from where did you get your inspiration from?keep up the good work.
This poem was written about my canary. We weren’t sure if it was a male or a female.
I love birds…specially small ones. They are very soft and innocent. Your poem describe them very well.
Thank you for your lovely comment. I’m glad you like my description of my canary in my poem.
Your poem is great. I like birds to and I am going to make a bird feeder out of a pin corn.
This reminded me the poem you wrote “Playground Fight” because their is a bird.
Thank you for your lovely comment. I hope your bird feeder is popular with the birds.
Birds are unique with their feathers, that’s why I like them.
Hi Kristin I really liked this poem because it was really cute.
I am scared of birds because of the way they move their head.
You don’t need to be scared of canaries. They would probably be scared of you.
Hi Kristen! I really like the last bit of the poem because it is really funny! I really like your poems because they are so fun to read.
This is a lovely poem! I like how you didn’t just say it you let the reader think about it
I like birds
So do I!
Lovely poem do you have a pet bird? Birds are cute!
Thanks! I used to have a pet canary, but it flew away.
lovely poem! i sometimes wonder how it would feel like to have a pet bird and what responsibilities come with it.
Thanks for your comment. One of the responsibilities of having a pet bird is cleaning out their cage. But you have to be careful they don’t fly away when you are cleaning it!
I used to have a bird. I was shocked, though, when it said she laid an egg!
I used to have a bird too. We thought it was a boy, but it turned out to be a girl! (Although it didn’t actually lay an egg.)
oops boys don’t lay eggs this was a funny poem.
Why do you think her name is incorrect ?
I love you’re bird’s name and colour .
Her name is incorrect because Jack is usually a boy’s name, but she laid an egg, so she isn’t a boy.
That is so cute!
It sounds like a great pet to have!
I love this one too! I didn’t read the spider one…couldn’t bring myself to do it! But this is lovely. 🙂
A cute poem! Well done, the flow and rhymes are perfect, and the twist in the end great too. And no spiders, that’s a good one for many people!
Thank you Carolyn!