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The woodpecker… (January 13th FFF)

I was invited (well, not personally, but still) to Fandango’s Friday Flashback!

Fandango scrolls back, every Friday, and gives a second chance to a post he had published on the same date, years before. I thought it was a great way to remember some of the stuff I did a while back, and I decided to participate…

So here it is!

Written on January 13th of 2019, here is a little piece of poetry. I must say that revisiting January 13th of the last seven years made me realize that it was a good blogging day for me. I know this, when I have a hard time choosing between two posts for Fandango’s prompt. So when I have 3 runners up, that’s a really good date! And though it might seem like I’m cheating, here are the three posts that didn’t win: A little humor, a little rant and a little fiction.

I hope you’ll enjoy it (again), and I wish you’re safe and well, wherever you are…





And the woodpecker pecked
as woodpeckers do.
Peck peck peck on the branches
and the tree bark too.
I wanted the woodpecker
to fly far and away.
Not that I don’t like its kind
quite the opposite I’d say!
But I knew woodpeckers’ wings
were just short of a plane…
So I tied a note to its leg
on the paper was your name.
Told the woodpecker to fly fast,
to fly fast and high…
And to never rest until
it would finally fly by,
a house far away where
woodpeckers never got.
Only then its woodpecker’s journey
could come to a stop.
Hoping that you’d notice
my woodpecker little friend,
and hold its exhausted body
in the palm of your hand.
Gently untying the knot
around its tiny foot.
Making yours and yours only
its most humble loot.
And if by any chance
it brought a smile to your lips…
Please send my woodpecker back
with an answer tied to its hip!




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2 thoughts on “The woodpecker… (January 13th FFF)

  1. I have a theory about Woodpeckers. As you already know Woodpeckers only do their thing on dead trees. These dead trees have insects in them. These insects are eating the dead tree.
    The Woodpecker doesn’t know exactly where these insects are? So the Woodpecker pecks hard at first and listens! It would be akin to somebody knocking on your door when you are watching TV. You are not moving but by going to answer the door this movement is what alerts your position to the Woodpecker.
    So the first pecks are basically to find where the insects are. The Woodpecker listens for movement. It’s like the insects are saying “I’m over here, come get me”!


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