The Engraver

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© Andrea Petersen
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He hath put in his heart that he may teach...He hath filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work of the engraver...and of
those that devise cunning work...Exodus:35:34-35

The tree engraver

A downy woodpecker

Becomes e'en braver..

Deeply cutting the limb

In cunning manner

With his sharp beak...

Tho' he cannot speak

To prove the matter,

So dear to him

Beating in his heart...

He devised a face...

Transformed the bark;

And carved a dog..

Inside a hole to place...

The soul of God...

Poetry by me, AJP


Some of you may not be able to see the same thing I did.. When I went outside to observe the "carvings on the limb" it doesn't look like much at all except for scratchings on the bark where the woodpecker had been digging his beak:)

However, photographs can present optical illusions from lens aberration distortion especially when taken through a window:)
On a bright note It gave divine inspiration for writing my poetry supported by the Bible verse:)

14 responses

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    That`s a awesome poem...very fitting for the picture.


    JOE FAILK gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    Excellent capture!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    This is a fantastic image!! So sharp and beautiful! Today, it looks like a heart to me. LOL.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    You are really getting up close and personal with these guys! Well done

  • Kevin Ellis

    Kevin Ellis gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    neat capture Andrea

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    The little engraver . . . very endearing.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    This is a fantastic photo of the bird. I too see the heart : )

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    love the capture, love the poetry!

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (26 Feb 2010):

    Beautiful shot!! Love the title!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (28 Feb 2010):

    I see the heart. Beautiful capture, Andrea, and love the poem.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2010):

    A wonderful closeup of this beautiful little bird.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (1 Mar 2010):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (1 Mar 2010):

    Such a beautiful capture, lovely words of wisdom!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    I love the light in his eye! Great poem, too.

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