Woodpecker: a haibun/tanka

Sitting on the deck, enjoying the breeze, coffee in one hand and my pipe in the other; what a wonderful way to start the day. Listening to the gentle, sweet sounds of creation: leaves rustling, birds singing, and a squirrel chattering away. The serene scene suddenly interrupted by an awful metallic rapping in rather rapid succession! My eyes dart toward the source of the sound to see a woodpecker pecking away on a peculiar choice of material: an aluminum gutter. 

silly woodpecker
pecks aluminum gutter
sound is deafening

beak sore, head throbs – I wonder
was lesson learned today

Linked to CDHK episode #735


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