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:

A 2 Z said...

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

Splendid Little Stars said...

Shel Siverstein is the best!

KaHolly said...

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

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

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.

imac said...

Nice one my friend.

Linda Reeder said...

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

Betsy from Tennessee said...

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

Janie said...

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

eileeninmd said...

Denise,cute poem and photos of the Downy.

Kathiesbirds said...

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