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Best Woodpecker Poems

Below are the all-time best Woodpecker poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of woodpecker poems written by PoetrySoup members


Ode to a Woodpecker
The ladder backed pecker,
like a prison uniform.
Caught-up in exposing
the truth beneath the bark,

of the poet's apple tree.
We prefer ourself in spring;
with tiny little flowers,
and the...

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Categories: woodpecker, angst, animals, imagination, inspirational, nature, social,
Form: Ode



Woodpecker
I keep pecking at the tree of life
Only finding the bugs of strife.
No nourishment for my aching heart
No detailed map or starry chart.

Pieces of bark...

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Categories: woodpecker, introspection, life, autumn,
Form: Rhyme
Woody Woodpecker
Woody Wood-Pecker


Does anybody remember the cartoon Wood Wood-Pecker?
Always used to laugh, do, play and sing to say so what the hecker
The show sure did last
He...

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© Theresa CW  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: woodpecker, fun, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Hurting
These park leaves were once vibrant green, then soft yellow and bright red.  Now they are dirt brown and withered, useless as I crunch...

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Categories: woodpecker, hope, sad love,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Woodstock
~Woody Wood From the Hood~

Deep, inside yourself, you walk a sour way of life,
Carving my name, on every tree with a hunting knife
You log in,...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: woodpecker, abuse, animal, bird, character, humor, slam,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member In the bed they make
And when will the tides turn against confident indifference?!

When will humanity cease
To throw cats against curiosity’s silver coated dagger

Another played out song
Another dramatic lyric
Shifting embellished...

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Categories: woodpecker, life, psychological, slam,
Form: Free verse
I Will Not Remember You
Tonight,motionless is my sleep

without a thought of you passing my mind

And if the wafting wind breathes softly its zephyr breeze

 upon the pearl blush of...

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Categories: woodpecker, absence, farewell,
Form: Free verse



A World of Laughs
Look around,embrace life,smile,
Even if it's only once in a while,
Gods' world,acres of entertainment,
Learn to laugh,enjoy your environment,
Umbrellas out,the birds are soaring,
Two parrots pecking,so adoring,
The king...

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Categories: woodpecker, funny, happiness, inspirational, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Golden Disks and Whale Clicks
Golden Disks and Whale Clicks

mind song riffs
joining the back beat
nature clicks
timpani 
drums of black thunder
percuss 
then the sky opens

a luminous landing 
off gasses 	from the...

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Categories: woodpecker, space,
Form: Free verse
Sounds of Life
As I hear clinks of your cups
I can listen to orange sounds in your ample eyes
I can hear your obvious highs as if nearing a...

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Categories: woodpecker, analogy, beautiful, beauty, bird, confidence, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Heard The Forest Speak




I sat upon a fallen tree
In the forest deep,
As I sat there watching,
Autumn fell about my feet.

Sunlight pierced the canopy,
And danced among the trees.
Dappling all,...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: woodpecker, bird, joy, nature, tree,
Form: Rhyme
Moments in Bubble
In the distant sea, a misty vista
Wearing a shroud of pale blue illusion
It sends forth silhouette of fiesta
A wake-up call for my faint sensation

On goes...

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Categories: woodpecker, anxiety, beauty, conflict, poetry, rose, sea,
Form: Sonnet
Tree I Am
Brave people 
I grow...on...
Weeds surround me...
Beads falling playfully...
Rivers, like vines, entwine...
Roots of moist seep in so fine

Because I cried
In this wilderness
I grow, I grow (x2)
Happily,...

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Categories: woodpecker, betrayal, change, deep, depression, earth, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Would-be Pecker
“If only, if only, the woodpecker sighs, / The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies. / The wolf waits below, hungry...

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© Gnar Whale  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: woodpecker, caregiving, death, life, best friend, best
Form: I do not know?
In The Garden
Fuchsia panels
Standing parallel, like soldiers standing to attention
Push them forward, and venture onward

Like a woodpecker pecked cloth spread across the atmosphere
A permeable shelter of green...

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Categories: woodpecker, garden, happiness, image, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ancient Winter
A Pileated Woodpecker skewers through
The golden mirage of fall trees

Leaves dropping from frosted beginnings
Rush my glance towards his perch

Loud knocking races my blood
Fumbling with my...

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Categories: woodpecker, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Snow, Snake, Snow, Birds, Sickness, Sitting
So many, maybe millions
No, billions. Trillions?
Of stars, a quiet, hot snowfall
of white stars; sandal season squall.
Each birch tree here outdoing 
January's record accumulation.

Weeks of hour...

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Categories: woodpecker, death, nature, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Imagination
The golden sun over the trees
Radiates its heat early
The Woodpecker tap-tap-tapping
Greets me with sounds burly

Where is his nest housing their young
In the same tree in...

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Categories: woodpecker, life, nature,
Form: Verse
Very Welcome Neighbors II
Very Welcome Neighbors II

The Reticulated Woodpecker mates, made it through the winter……
					…..offspring, one of each gender arrive with fanfare!
	About one quarter the size of each...

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Categories: woodpecker, beauty, bird, journey, life, nature, spring,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spring At Last
 
I love spring and all the bright spring flowers,
the daffodils, tulips the pansy blooms;
oh, I even love those warm spring showers.
I am drunk on...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: woodpecker, bird, butterfly, flower,
Form: Sonnet
My Dark Prison
To hear the woodpecker
To see the sun set 
To smell the lavender as it blooms
To feel another’s touch
No more

To be locked in this pitch black...

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Categories: woodpecker, loss, sad, sound, sound,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member MY SMALL BIT OF FOREST
The colorant of dawn, the cardinal sees,
intoning its hues with, “pretty...pretty...pretty.”

As I covet red feathers, in the teaberry tree,
the sunlit chickadee harmonizes, “hey sweetie.”

The woodpecker...

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Categories: woodpecker, bird,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Whispering of The trees
When the wind blows I hear the faint sound of voices running through the trees, they speak with low tones as if they are speaking...

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© Bobby May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: woodpecker, nature,
Form: Free verse
Snowed In

As I’m snowed in cooking on the woodstove,
I’m doing the dishes, watching through my window
Heavy snow falling and swirling all around
It is mesmerizing to watch,...

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Categories: woodpecker, beautiful, peace, snow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poem by Kasiananthan on the Tamil Diaspora and Eelam, trans by T Wignesan
The Parrot and the Woodpecker may turn...
    [Sung by TEnicayccal Cellappa]        Translated by T.Wignesan
 
mAnkiliyum...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: woodpecker, history, nostalgia, political, pain, longing, may,
Form: Ballad