The college students and the woodpecker

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pileated woodpeckerI thought maybe for National Poetry Month I would have a poem for every day of the month. Not doing so well on Day Three, but there’s something to be said for the persistent starter. So I’m trying again today. Here’s something in the William Carlos Williams vein.

The pileated woodpecker

On campus this morning

Sounded like a hammer

Echoing between

The empty buildings


The students

With their headphones on

Didn’t hear.


Check out the site for National Poetry Month with lots of great ideas for how to celebrate.

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