Return of the Woodpecker

I am waiting

For the sound

Of the woodpecker

Drumming on the trunk

Of the tallest silver birch

Adding to the rhythm of the morning

Playing hide and seek

Flashing its vivid colours

Among the branches

Stark and scrawny

Against the sky


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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Male great spotted woodpecker on a silver birch in the Garden, by Richard Tadman.