Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Woodpecker's Lament

The saddest thing I ever did see
Was a woodpecker peckin' at a plastic tree.
He looks at me, and "Friend," says he,
"Things ain't as sweet as they used to be."

~Shel Silverstein~

10 comments:

  1. That was a cute and funny poem. They come and visit my feeder once in a while. They can be quite big at times. Thanks for sharing.

    Anne-Marie

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  2. Excellent choice of verse! Shel Silverstein has been a favorite of mine for neigh on 30 years, first as a mum, then as an elementary school teacher. ~karen

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  3. I liked the poem and the photograph that accompanied it. A bird built a nest in an artificial tree. I took pictures of the birds while in Hawaii, which I will share one day soon.

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  4. I just saw a plastic wood suet feeder on a blog yesterday, with a wood pecker hanging from it. Your post fit it perfectly.

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  5. Hi Denise, I love Shel Silverstein....You captured some great pictures of the Downy.... I'm sure they wonder what in the world they are pecking on --when they peck on plastic.... Funny!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. Great photos, and a classic Shel Silverstein poem! Very cute.

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  7. Denise,cute poem and photos of the Downy.

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  8. What a cute little downy and what a perfect pairing with that poem!

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