Thumping Sound The Society August 19, 2012 Poetry What is that mechanical thumping sound At this early hour in the morning, When I should be laying quaintly snoring? On my fragile head it seems to pound And shake the quiet and untouched ground, As if, with its artificial boring, It drills into precious thoughts I’m storing Of secrets and ideas deeply profound. Or, wait … Is that a woodpecker out there? It is! And how magical the bird seems Like a mythical creature from a dream, Redheaded sprite who deftly jabs the air. Away it flies into dreams and nature, Hidden behind all of what we are sure. -Evan Mantyk Bio: Evan Mantyk is a newspaper editor, writer, and poet living in Harrison, New York. He is president of the Society of Classical Poets. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.