Woodpecker Tanka

Today’s challenge at Real Toads is to write a poem inspired by the artwork of Kaoro Kawano. I really  liked the image shared at Real Toads, Tree Girl with Woodpeckers.  I decided to use the Tanka format.  I’m also sharing with d’Verse Poets for their open link.





woodpecker flits by
landing on the old oak tree
jackhammer pecking
bugs beneath protective bark
a flash of wings through the sky