Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Flicker of a Flicker

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Yellow flash across the clearing
Ants beware! The flicker's nearing!

Who among us feels no thrill
at dawn to hear his rattle-trill?

Hitching higher, the tree-bark wrecker
all bold field marks, no mere woodpecker

I see him there atop the ash
with black cravat and black mustache

And though I wish he'd linger on
In a golden flicker, the flicker's gone


On October 9, 2007 at 9:55 PM Anonymous said...


This is a lovely poem! It made me laugh... And I LOVE flickers so much! Also love your way w/ words.


Annie Q

On October 10, 2007 at 10:34 AM Susie @ GW said...

I like the poem a lot. So clever.

On October 10, 2007 at 2:41 PM Mary said...

I have a feeling you can just sit down and whip up a lovely poem like that in 5 minutes. It's great. I've never seen a Flicker - if I did, I didn't know it.