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Monday Poetry Prompt: Although, Spring, Woodpecker

Happy March Equinox, poets!

This week let’s write a poem with the words although, spring and woodpecker in it. This is another of those prompts where I randomly choose three words from a list of the top 1000 words in the English language plus a few of my favorites. Post your poems in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


17 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Although, Spring, Woodpecker

  1. Improbability

    The spring here sounds quieter
    Because woodpeckers don’t live here
    Although they communicate through reverberatory sound
    But it’s impossible to reach Australia

    *Woodpeckers are found worldwide, except for Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Madagascar, and the extreme polar regions.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | March 21, 2023, 1:09 AM
  2. Although is indeed a tough prompt word in poetry

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | March 20, 2023, 2:53 PM
  3. Pecker

    Although I’m grateful for spring,
    even the machine-gun rattle
    of thick-skulled avian testosterone
    on my

    I think the woodpecker became so excited
    about the fact that he could pecker,
    that he never stopped to ask
    whether he should pecker.

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Jonathan Byrd | March 20, 2023, 10:36 AM
  4. My head pounds
    like a woodpecker gone wild
    from the constant swings
    of winter to spring
    sometimes all in the same day.
    Although if history repeats
    we will eventually have summer.
    The cycle of seasons
    requires a nap today.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by JeanMarie | March 20, 2023, 9:58 AM

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