Solitude


I gave
my heart to nature
now I am never alone

Redhead In The Rhythm Section


a fixed concentration
on the syncopation
of sustenance seeking

Commanding The Trees


an insistent knocking
a tiny flash of red
glint in the woodpecker’s eye

Dream Land

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in the terrain of dreams
every worm and woodpecker hole
is a passageway to the realm beyond

Dizzy

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upside down
spinning round and round
the downey has his fill

Downy in the Garden

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a pause
from the pecking
resting on the rail

Knock, knock

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knocking on wood
his volume belies
his diminutive size

 

Victual

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big appetite for life
his hunger is for spring

Resounds

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cloisonnéd crabapple trunk
each hole a house
for woodpecker sounds

Retreat


Awaken when the woodpecker knocks.
Birdsong accompanies the noontime meal.
Eagle’s cries announce the surrender of day to dusk.