Ekphrastic poetry: Kittelsen's Woodpecker


I welcome you, my only friend

To this silence I’ve never had

The trees are protecting us from all harm and sounds

Only a sunbeam daringly enters, touching our grounds

You are so devoted to knocking at tree

Like a guest yelling “please answer me”

I open my heart and stop for a while

Let all the sounds within me entwine

My only friend, I bid you adieu

It has been nice ticking with you

The forest is vast, the road is ahead

Goodbye, I’ll melt, with silence instead

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Wow, so beautiful!!! Great writing here. I love this. Voted up across the board. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Gentle Fist 4 years ago from Serbia Author

Thank you for your comment and for understanding of this little poem :)


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

A beautiful piece. It is nice to commune with nature, eh?


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Gentle Fist 4 years ago from Serbia Author

Yes, aviannovice, in all aspects! Thanks for reading!

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