Draw a Bird Day: Red Rooster


“Watch out strange kind people
Little Red Rooster is on the prowl”
–Howlin Wolf, interpreting Willie Dixon

This embroidered painting was inspired by a Mexican Carnival mask and the blues, and also in honor of the Year of the Rooster.


Red as a rooster. Red
as a heart that bleeds with
fire.  Red as the rose
that blooms inside the heart’s desire.
Red as the anger that
is trapped inside the flame.  Red
as the burning blood that
saturates the vein.  Red red.  Red.

The poem uses the red rooster as a starting point.  I finally managed to do a quadrille properly:  44 words.  The rhymes just happened.

Happy Draw-A-Bird Day!

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16 responses to “Draw a Bird Day: Red Rooster”

  1. colorpencil2014 says :

    Love it, so bold and flaming colors and than the pretty detail of the embroidery. Its perfect! Xo Johanna

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jodi says :

    Magnificently intriguing

    Liked by 1 person

  3. memadtwo says :

    The piece is wonderful and the poem is inspiring me to try to write something. Haven’t seen the film “Paterson” yet but heard Jim Jarmusch interviewed on Fresh Air. The poems sound great.


  4. Snehal Kank says :

    This is so amazing art of piece 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  5. myageofaquarius says :

    Beautiful! Oddly enough it brought images and feel of From Dawn Til Dusk

    Liked by 1 person

  6. davisbrotherlylove says :

    Great image, Kerfe. It works on many levels.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. merrildsmith says :

    Wonderful image–sort of haunting and all-knowing, and I like the poem, too.

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