Somewhere along the way, in the world of WordPress, the 8th of every month has been dubbed “Draw a Bird” day. And two of my blogging buddies – Laura (Create Art Everyday) and Jodi (Life In Between) – do check out their very creative sites – have urged me to join in. So here’s my attempt at participating.
An Ode to “Draw A Bird Day”
“Use pens! Use paints! It’s fun!” they said, “Come on and draw a bird.”
But I will bend the rules a bit and draw one with my words.
“But which to draw?” I ask myself – for the choice is rather hard
when there are so many lovely birds that show up in my yard.
And so I step outside and say, “I’ll draw the first I find.”
And in he swoops, a woodpecker, of the Red-bellied kind.
With feathers white and speckled gray that decorate his chest,
and just a hint of rusty red that’s blushed across his breast.
And oh, the beak, a sharpened blade, a sword to rival none;
a pointed probe that spears its food and boasts of battles won.
Then bold, and yet still whimsical, the pattern on his back,
is like a simple checkerboard with squares of white and black.
But what stands out the most must be his crimson colored mane
that streaks across his head and neck, a blazing feathered flame.
And so I used not pen nor paints, for my palette is my words;
but still I hope I passed the test to simply “draw a bird.”