Woodpeckers search for secret code

Woodpeckers search for secret code

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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A code will open a door...

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There is a beautiful Woodpecker that has a way of 

knocking that captures my attention while other birds 

chirp and twitter their winter songs of Christmas Carols... 

Woody seems to know Morse Code as he sends a message 

far and wide that there is a Star to follow on the Eve of 

Christmas.... whereby we will celebrate the birth of a 

newly borne Child who by example may save our world.  

"Knock and it shall be opened unto you... seek and ye shall find".  

Merry Christmas ... Bless you and yours... 

 

  

© 2019 Patricia Wedel


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Pat, you’re a poet who inspires me to not only be a better poet but a better human being. I would’ve never seen a woodpecker in this light. It’s a fresh and welcome perspective.

Not long ago, while cutting firewood with my dad, I heard a woodpecker in a nearby tree. Up to that point, we’d heard so many wonderful birds, including an eagle. I said to my dad, “You know the woodpecker is like the drunk guy in the bar who talks over everybody because he’s starved for intention.” I like your perspective much better. :)

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Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Robert... your perspective is humorous... my Mother passed at age 58 of cancer, but two years b.. read more



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Some people don't like woodpeckers, don't like what they do to trees or untreated timber.. But, most birds, however beautiful or not their plumage or size do a touch or more of harm here or there. Like many peeps I'll happily sit, stand or lie watching the lovelies enjoying their frivolous games or essential journeys. BUT i also wonder if when we see their swooping, swirling, soaring, diving or thermal caught hovering... we're not just a little or more envious of their liberty: I know which bird i'd be... what about you? Beautiful write, as always, Pat. x

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emmajoy

2 Days Ago

Was once driving home at night and suddenly realised that a Barn Owl was using my headlights to fly .. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Days Ago

dear Em... amazing story... our feathered friends are perhaps our Protector and guide us... and we i.. read more
emmajoy

2 Days Ago

The world would be so different without birds in our lives. Have a happy day to you too, Petal!!! .. read more
Your title gives me a strong "AH HA!" feeling . . . why didn't I think of that? Woodpeckers having a code is a great premise for your poem, plus you've taken it in all the interesting directions. Love how there's a code that ties into the holiday spirit. I wrote to you yesterday that I'm not into tradition, as far as the holidays . . . this is so far from traditional, I love it all the more. Woodpeckers have NEVER been given the time of day on Christmas, which is what makes this brilliant to me! Have a great 2020 & I"ll be looking forward to seeing what feathery delights & natural nuances you send across the ether for us to enjoy! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Margie... your review brought me to tears of laughter when you said "Woodpeckers have never bee.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

This is so precious . . . I'm touched & it warms my toes (which are a bit frosty this morning!) I fe.. read more
What a beautiful way to connect that sound of the woodpecker's beak to the message of Christ. Indeed, all the beauty of Creation and all its wonderful creatures, is vested in Him and, "Christ is all and in all"
Merry Christmas and a blessed one too....

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear DIVYA... my muse must be an Angel to create
a message that came so natural in a season.. read more
I smiled at seeing you call it "Woody" thinking I knew just what woodpecker that would be. As it turns out, it was another one with a different, much more important message.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Samuel... what a pleasant surprise to read your review. Glad my poem brought you smiles. Bird.. read more
A remarkable bird Pat and nicely written too.

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Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dearest Andrew... yes, Woodpeckers are amazing...
they certainly add a drum beat to the twee.. read more
andrew mitchell

2 Months Ago

You too Pat and your family. Lots of cheer!
love the Knock ma'am .. brilliant bit of word play says i! just the last couple of days we have had red heads visiting ... when they sing their song i will be hearing with different and more blessed ears ... so thank you! moving to the Ozarks i met the Pileated Wood Peckers of the region .. they are huge and very brightly colored .. the size of pigeons!! i talked with my brother-in-law about them and he was the one who told me what they were .. and they are renowned for their love of "drumming" ... so glad i did not miss this poem of yours ... with one of the most inviting truths of God to go with it .. knock and it will be opened ... how stupid we all can be sometimes eh!? Merry Christmas to you too dear friend .. :)
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

Pa rum pum pum ... I beat my drum...
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

:) ....................
"Woody seems to know Morse Code as he sends a message" I love the thought of this, Pat. Such a lovely write for Christmas. May you and Roger enjoy the wonders of Christmas and have a very healthy New Year. Lydi***

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Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Lydi... your review reflects the love of every one who believes in love and goodwill. May your.. read more
Dear Pat, this little poem is so endearing. Wonderful imagery of Woody tapping out his message in morse code. What a beautiful thought. You do love your winged friends don't you? Always a delight to read you, because you bring me closer to nature and in your own unique way. Merry Christmas Pat, to you and yours and good health and happiness for the new year.

Chris

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Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Chris... thank you for your lovely review ... this Christmas season is unique for our Country i.. read more

Delightful Pat and true.....
Oh' and back at ya....
Neville 💕 x

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Neville... so endearing that you would read my poem... a favorite of mine. May your Christmas .. read more
Neville

2 Months Ago


....... Amen x
Pat, you’re a poet who inspires me to not only be a better poet but a better human being. I would’ve never seen a woodpecker in this light. It’s a fresh and welcome perspective.

Not long ago, while cutting firewood with my dad, I heard a woodpecker in a nearby tree. Up to that point, we’d heard so many wonderful birds, including an eagle. I said to my dad, “You know the woodpecker is like the drunk guy in the bar who talks over everybody because he’s starved for intention.” I like your perspective much better. :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Months Ago

dear Robert... your perspective is humorous... my Mother passed at age 58 of cancer, but two years b.. read more

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Mother of Robert and Edie Marie... Grandmother of Ethan age 16 and Madeline age 12; also Shannah age 7 and sister Kahless age 5; Married to Roger, a man of Letters, retired. Living in Fredericksbu.. more..

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