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Woodpecker Poems

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Woodland Sound
incessant drilling
the relentless woodpecker
erie, hollow, sounds
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Categories: woodpecker, bird, nature, sound,
Form: Haiku

they say
that Maria
Callas lost her
voice but one day

while out walking
i heard tonal
leaves of a
tree sing

ing with
a trill from
the wind and
then keeping beat 

of a woodpecker
kept her in
and on

as i
the sound of
a one of a kind

voice knowing that
the tree leaves
would leave
or...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Under the tree
Under the apple tree there I sat,
Thinking of how life had treated me,
I ran for survival like a rat,
Blindfolded and encased in a tree.
A woodpecker enslaved by false love,
Now mamba looks at me with dark eyes,
As he dangles its neck...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, fear, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
you don't need
to see but just
hear to know a
woodpecker is

so when i hear
thunder i don't
need to see 
just know
that god

is somewhere
his head 
a wall...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Drunken Nana
Business-like, the wind strips the tree
of autumn excesses,
exposing last year’s nests, 
tatty and self-conscious
like fat old mothers,
their wombs spent. 

The tree holds them aloft,
proud as a drunken Nana,
and excruciatingly naked.
Ignore the putrefying fripperies at my feet,
it says, dancing distractingly.
I never...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, autumn, grandmother, mother, nature, tree,
Form: Free verse


Machete pecks
cycle through a staccato lied.
The music is Jurassic,
a tune rattled in the throat
of a feathered lizard –
the genetic code
of jackhammers.
Apart from the tock-tock
of beak on wood,
their calls are insane.
One could be a jack-ass braying,
one a monkey’s angry chatter.
In some...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member haiku 53 - sycamore
a sycamore tree
  its branches raised to heaven
      a woodpecker pounds


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Categories: woodpecker, bird, tree,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Lechers of Letchworth
Leaves fall around me as I hike this rocky trail, a symphony of color and delight.  Autumn has always been my favorite time of year and Letchworth State Park has been my place to find solace and peace. ...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, judgement,
Form: Haibun
I am for the woodpecker
that bites with peak
a piece of wood...
I am not for the ax
that cuts down and destroy
the entire forest...
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Categories: woodpecker, allusion, metaphor, nature,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Dinning Room Window
Through a dining room window in the house
I meet various friends on daily basis
Their entertaining spirit is huge
The joy they give to me is plentiful

All I do is, offer them some seeds
Paying numerous morning and evening visits
They amuse me showing...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, appreciation, beauty, bird, community, encouraging, friendship, nature,
Form: Narrative
Look Up
The world is bending
with noses pointed to the ground
like small rudders steering bodies on busy sidewalks.

People see the sky
only as a reflection on cell phone screens
when texting friends.

Who is left to notice
light as it penetrates new leaves
in a forest where...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, culture,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Birds In Words
The songs of birds can be heard
send a message without a word.
Skeptics say they're just sound
others find them quite profound.
A peaceful call to nature's mind
from winged friends of every kind.

Listen with the ears of your heart -
"Kok...Kok...Kok..." Ravens passing by...
"Twe-u...Twe-u...Twe-u..."...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, bird, cry, meaningful, nature, song, sound, words,
Form: Couplet
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 them underfoot.  Grey skies with no discernible cloud forms stretch out to a lonely...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, hope, sad love,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Walk in Woods
Walk in woods enriching and serene
Draws gratitude quieting garrulous mind

Tranquil forests of breathtaking peaks
Whisper softly building profound links

Soaring trees of Oaks, Conifers and Ponderosa Pines
Form deep rooted networks in robust mountain brims

Sweet bonding and affection of charming mallard pair
Teaches true...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, environment, inspirational, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Spring Reverie

On the cusp of two seasons,
We savor warmer days and sun,
But bundle up at night for good reason.

The air smells suddenly alive, 
My mood's no longer doleful.
Time to revive and thrive!

Sturdy crocus open and close.
Chilling rains test their mettle,
As the...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, nature, spring,
Form: Sonnet
field guide
if i could
be a bird
i'd be
a woodpecker

the grubs

a tree...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, muse,
Form: I do not know?
The Power of Nature 2
The splashes of the flowing milk and honey
Are the intricate rhythms of nature
As night falls to usher the break of dawn,
Mr. Kingfisher goes fishing by the lake
And Dr. Starling stares all night long at the stars
Whilst Mrs. Woodpecker pecks at...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, animal, appreciation, earth, environment, imagination, natural disasters,
Form: Personification
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 all the flower scent fumes,
putting vases of blooms in all my rooms;
and some to brighten...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, bird, butterfly, flower,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member God's Palette
God's Palette

Upon canvas of new fallen snow
Cardinal, Blue Jay and Downy Woodpecker
paint a flawless work of art....Read More
Categories: woodpecker, art, bird, blue, color, red, snow, spring,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Early Spring Haiku - Late
A woodpecker drums 
near bumps on a leafless branch
to coax budding love.

Spring Haiku
March 2, 2019
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Categories: woodpecker, bird, love, spring,
Form: Haiku
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 like a heckler is pining for laughs -
pounding, drumming the marionette for gaffs.

A tufted titmouse...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, bird,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Last day of cycling to work
Jack - Jack - Jack - Jack
Woodpecker hammers in my head.

Jack - Jack - Jack - Jack 
Clear and red comes from my head

Jack  -  Jack  -  Jack
JackJack  -  Jack
Yellow Jack-et talks to...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, death, work,
Form: Dramatic Verse
my little carpenter's serenade
In the tree by my house, 
Lived, a black rumped flameback, with its spouse.
Their oscine songs and undulating flight were my daily delight.

Oh! Today it was flicking the rear-view mirror of my car,
May be, it found another song bird inside.
Jabbing...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, bird, cute love, emotions, faith, innocence, lonely,
Form: Rhyme
Sing To Win
Chickadee chirping on the tree,
Let's swing free, let's swing free,
Robin rocking on the treetop,
Jump and hop, jump and hop;

Woodpecker wonders in the sun,
Let's have fun, let's have fun,
A blue jay blitzes through the din,
Sing to win, sing to win.

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Categories: woodpecker, bird, song,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Songbirds Contest
A song bird they are not yet they are on the list
Peck, Peck, Peck and Peck, Peck, Peck
While straining my neck to watch them
They suck, suck, suck the sap out of a tree

Occasionally finding an insect to eat
It is my...Read More
Categories: woodpecker, bird,
Form: Rhyme