Giraffe Advice

Poem, 21 February 2022,

Gigantic Giraffe by Paul Butters

A gigantic, great giraffe thrusts his head

With that incredibly long neck,

Up into the high trees

To kiss the canopy.

He nibbles at those leaves,

Swirling them into his mouth

With that enormous tongue.

With his mottled, mosaic-patterned hide

He looks like a leopard on stilts

As he towers over all he surveys.

He’s not the most stylish of runners

With those spindly legs

But with that ever so long neck

This Giraffe is the king of the sky.

Only birds like Eagles can look down

On the Giraffe.

He is the highest mammal around

Tall and proud

Seemingly miles above the ground.

The giraffe is peculiar and fascinating; elegant and graceful yet awkward too. Coordination and balance are art forms as it lopes along the plains of African lands. Curious, it sticks its nose and tongue into everything, eating thorns and thistles with ease. Quiet and serene, it does not grunt and groan, because all it needs is one swift kick to fend off any nuisance in its way.

ADVICE: It may be a time for you to get a new perspective now, to see the big picture – not in the weeds of detail but in the overall, overarching vision of your task, your project, your job, your relationship, your life. Fend off challenges quietly, but decisively. Be curious, but be cautious. Stretch yourself – your views, your opinions, your neck – but don’t put it on the chopping block! Aspire to higher learning and higher ideals. Align with your highest purpose, but keep grounded, and chew on your ideas a bit more. And, as your parents said, chew your food properly so that you can grow straight and tall! Love your height, for you see all.

“Does the giraffe know what he’s for? Or care? Or even think about his place in things? A giraffe has a black tongue twenty-seven inches long and no vocal cords. A giraffe has nothing to say. He just goes on giraffing.” – Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten



Giraffidae family

Tallest land animal

Long neck, legs, and tongue


African countries

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

REFERENCES: A combination of the following Oracle cards were used (with a dash of my own lifelong learning).

Archangel Animal Oracle Cards by Diana Cooper

L’Oracle du Peuple Animal by Arnaud Riou 

Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer

The Druid Animal Oracle Deck by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm

The Spirit Animal Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid


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