Cardinals (Draw-a-Bird Day)
the first color
unfurling hope and renewal
morning in April
grey stillness light caught in trees
on feathers the
air under wings flying
lines of lightness remembering
We celebrate birds on the 8th of every month, but today, April 8, is the “official” Draw a Bird Day. A-Wing and A-Way once again posted about the yearly celebration, and Laura at Create Art Everyday began the monthly series last year. Nina and I are hosting until her schedule becomes more manageable.
You can read the story of the day’s origins here. This cinquain is for Dorie Cooper, who began it all.
appears as answer, as
laughter to soothe wounded spirits
The cinquains answer Jane Dougherty’s challenge. The haiku was the original NaPoWriMo poem I wrote for this post.
Artwork details, from top to bottom: neocolor, watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, ink with colored pencil. I recently found the stitched birds in a bin in my closet; at one time I made embroidered bird napkins in the hopes of selling them, and these are from my prototypes.
To join in, put a link to your drawing or poem (poets welcome!) in the comments below, by copying and pasting the https for your post. We will do a round-up of all the birds sometime next week.