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The Woodpecker

If you think that his life is a picnic,
a seesawing day at the park,
I ask you just once to consider
the aftertaste
of bark.

TODAY AT THE BLUEBIRD CAFÉ: A BRANCHFUL OF BIRDS By Deborah Ruddell Text copyright © 2007 Used with permission of Margaret K. McElderry, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.