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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hammer Symphony

My neighbor hammers
tap, TAP, tap.
He's hanging hooks
for Christmas lights
to his house eaves.

A Gila Woodpecker
on the Mesquite tree,
filled with curiosity.

Together they make
a hammered symphony
tap, TAP, tap,
tap, TAP, tap.

   A Gila Woodpecker is a pretty bird with a checkered tuxedo coat and a small red beret for a hat.  They make holes in the Saguaros so other birds can make homes inside the cacti.   To make this music took two voices--my neighbor's hammer and the Gila Woodpecker. 
   Your poetry challenge for today is to write a poem about something that takes two (or more) to get it done.  In your poem let us know who they are and what each needs to do.  Have fun writing.

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.  Roald Dahl


  1. Woodpeckers are clever birds. They peck in rhythm. Have a great day enjoying nature at its very best. My sister, Judith, taught me about the Indians said that the animals you meet on your path in life are there to teach you a lesson in survival that you need at that particular time. They chose 9 as their lifetime guides and others as they showed themselves. I hope you have a fun day!

    Love, Joan

    1. Thank you for sharing this thought, Joan. What do you consider your 9 spirit guide animals?
      I'm going to have to think a bit about mine. I know hummingbirds and butterflies, a luna moth, ducks, a peregrine falcon, a bat, maybe a flea. I have life stories about each of those. I wonder what the others are.

  2. Your poem was fun. Thank goodness the woodpecker didn't try out tapping on the house. Some will.

    The only two-some I could think of was the necessity for two or more when moving furniture. Not as much fun as your example though!

    Thanks for commenting on my latest blog post. Thanks for sharing life's adventures in such a fun way! Love your blog!

    1. Hey, I've been moving a lot of furniture and packing boxes lately. It definitely is easier with two people.