A photograph to inspire poetry: a woodpecker near a hole in a tree

a woodpecker near a hole in a tree

Above is a photograph of a woodpecker near a hole in a tree.  It can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it:

what’s the focus here,
might depend on perspective

is it
the woodpecker
searching for food?

is it
what the woodpecker’s searching for
hiding?

is it
the tree
that has a hole?

is it
the leaves
that somehow got there?

is it
the rest of the tree
that isn’t shown?

it might depend
on perspective

A photograph to inspire poetry: woodpecker

woodpecker

This photograph is of a woodpecker.  It is to the center left and from this angle, looks black, white and red.  This photograph can inspire poetry.  Here is a tanka inspired by it:

with such great effort,
the search continues this day,
and then it is gone,
over the mountain ranges,
he comes to an ocean shore