A Downy Woodpecker's Worship

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedSeptember 26, 2008
TakenSeptember 26, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/125 sec at f/10
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Focal Length200 mm
ISO1600
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Behold the birds of the air: for they sow not, nor do they reap. nor gather into barns: yet your heavenly Father feedeth them: Are ye not much better than they? . Matthew 6: 26

A bird of the air

Sits to rejoice

When she hears

The prayer

of God's voice.



Her Cathedral

And Churches

Are found in skies

when she flies

Or simply where

She perches.

This little Downy Woodpecker sat so

quietly in reverence today that I got inspired

to write the poetry after

I shot its picture.

11 responses

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (26 Sep 2008):

    Very cool shot, Andrea!

  • Irmingard Anna

    Irmingard Anna gave props (26 Sep 2008):

    That is such a lovely poem inspired by an unique moment! What a cutie!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (26 Sep 2008):

    The bird actually has a trusting but curious expression. Your poem goes with it perfectly. Very nice work, Andrea. Very inspired.

  • Jennifer Rowe

    Jennifer Rowe gave props (26 Sep 2008):

    a wonderful downy!

  • Sarina Ilott

    Sarina Ilott said (28 Sep 2008):

    I like this pic, your woodpecker looks quite at peace. I love your poem as well. Well done Andrea

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2008):

    As a believer, I find the verse and your poem powerful and inspiring... they ring true in perfect harmony and fit the image especially well. As for the downy, he's downright adorable and that **** of the head just wins my heart!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (28 Sep 2008):

    Thank you all so much for your kind words. Shortly before I shot this photo a breeze blew the petals of the morning glories that we have set up on a trellis around our feeder. The Downy Woodpecker stopped what she was doing as though listening to the voice of God and she sat like this for about 5 minutes in reverence.
    I composed my poetry as my picture was uploading to JPG....Love these little angelic birds!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    A beautiful bird, a beautiful photograph, and a very beautiful poem.

  • LAM KHIN THET

    LAM KHIN THET said (26 Nov 2008):

    DOF is well-done.

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (25 Jan 2009):

    I have always believed that their singing is pure praise for the Creator. This shot - and your accompanying poem - are beautiful.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (16 Mar 2009):

    Perfect.

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