Christmas Greetings 2015

Harry the Hairy Woodpecker

Merry Christmas Everybody!!


While the world in slumber lay
Santa sailed upon his sleigh
As Harry, hungry pecked his way
Up and down his tree

Seeking ants and juicy grubs
To make a Christmas dinner of
With frozen toes and ice bound beak
Harry saw not Claus, thus weak

Who seeing Harry shivering there
Had caused his sled to stop in air
His sainted heart did almost melt
Such sadness for poor Harry felt

Nearly dead and almost froze
Harry feared to lose his toes
So he retired to his nest
Hungry with a frozen nose

In dreams were summer feasts of bugs
A mate to give him feathery hugs
Struggling hard to carry on
All night he shivered until dawn

Christmas morn with opened eye
His tree bedecked he did espy
And on his head a woolly hat
But on the ground beneath, what’s that?

He scurried down the trunk post haste
On frosty feet, no time to waste
Frantic he was, but awfully weak
He almost broke his frozen beak

Pecked off the ribbon, pulled it free
And there before his eyes did see
A tasty edible dish you say?
Alas, ‘twas coupons for Boxing Day!


Filed under Animal psychology, Birds, Photography, Poetry

2 responses to “Christmas Greetings 2015

  1. Wizz

    Wonderful poem. It’s cold here today so I feel sympathetic to poor Harry.

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