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.”
April 22, 1933: 50 cents and one old hen
A man and wife
William gave them
50 cents and
one old hen.