The commissionaire where I work greeted me this morning with “Happy Draw A Bird Day!” This was news to me, so he told me all about what he’d just heard on the radio.
When I went up to my office I googled and found out more . It’s a good story – and (even though or perhaps because of its sad bits) memorable.
But it got my day off to a good start – and I thanked the commissionaire when I left at 4 pm.
So I found a pencil and paper and quickly drew a bird. Here’s the scan of what I did –
It is the black-capped chickadee.
I copied a drawing from this site below – which I discovered much to my delight is an archive of “seasonal words” for haiku!
But I need to write a haiku, so here’s mine —
buds not yet swelling
chickadees sit on branches,
before the rain