The delightful image that accompanies today’s poem is a painting titled “Hen in a Bucket” (via CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by Ann Blair, who writes on her Flickr page, “I enjoyed painting this old hen in her rusty old bucket. I painted her in oils, on my mother’s old biscuit board.”

HEN IN A BUCKET

April 22, 1933: 50 cents and one old hen

A man and wife
soliciting for
Samaritan Army

William gave them
50 cents and
one old hen.

April 22, 1933

April 22, 1933