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Thursday, 12 January 2012

A cute bird

This is my first attempt at drawing a bird - Great Tit.

My source - Thanks Bob!

A Bird Came Down the Walk
Emily Dickinson

A bird came down the walk: 
He did not know I saw; 
He bit an angle-worm in halves 
And ate the fellow, raw.

And then he drank a dew 
From a convenient grass, 
And then hopped sidewise to the wall 
To let a beetle pass.

He glanced with rapid eyes 
That hurried all abroad,-- 
They looked like frightened beads, I thought; 
He stirred his velvet head

Like one in danger; cautious, 
I offered him a crumb, 
And he unrolled his feathers 
And rowed him softer home

Than oars divide the ocean, 
Too silver for a seam, 
Or butterflies, off banks of noon, 
Leap, plashless, as they swim.


  1. wow lovely :)

  2. i love the drawing Ruby! when enlarged the feather looks real, wow, great job! :-)

  3. Great drawing! It´s very nice, and it remembers me a photo I made once.
    Greetings from Asturias, Spain.

  4. If this is your first attempt a drawing birds you had better keep at it. Well done. This bird shows that it's alert and ready for action.

  5. Magnificent Great Tit-well done.And what a marvelous poem.

  6. I wish I had even half of your talent.

  7. I wish I could draw. A Great....Great Tit.

  8. Heck of a nice drawing, Ruby. I wish I had that sort of talent. I can't draw very well at all.

  9. By the way, thank you very much for linking me! I've done the same for you, and happy to do so - you're my first "India" link! :-)

  10. º°❤ Gostei da pintura e do poema.
    Bom fim de semana!
    º° ✿ ✿⊱╮

  11. A lovely image of one of my favourite garden birds.. many thanks for sharing ..xx

  12. Nicely done. Now I'm inspired to bust out the art supplies and sketch something or do a water color of my back yard.

  13. your work looks happy, Ruby!

    Aloha from Waikiki
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  14. Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments.

    Stephen, paint away!!

    Suldog - Its an honor to be on your links :) Thanks!!

  15. I'd be very happy if I could draw anything half as well as that. The list of things for which I have no talent compared with my fellow bloggers gets longer every day! Please don't tell me that you have written a piece of music for the piano or I'll get really depressed!

  16. @GB - LOL!! thanks for your lovely comment. Unfortunately, I have never had any musical instrument lessons although I did take up south Indian classical singing lessons a long time ago.

  17. This is really good work Ruby....nice done.

    Greetings, Joop

  18. Hello Ruby,

    a beautiful drawing of a koolmeesje, but your poem it is really beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing eht.

    Kind regards, Helma

  19. Rubyyyyy LOVELY

  20. I really like this drawing... :)

    Angad Achappa
    Indian Wildlife Photography


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