It’s still the Year of the Rooster (Draw a Bird Day)
The crown of red
set on your little head
is charged with all your fighting blood.
Yes, that excrescence
makes a most virile presence,
plus all that vulgar beauty of iridescence.
–Elizabeth Bishop, “Roosters”
In honor of International Women’s Day, an excerpt from a poem by the wonderful Elizabeth Bishop. You can read the entire work here.
March Rooster Fact: This Year of the Rooster contains a leap month, to catch up the lunar calendar with the solar calendar. So it will be 384 days long.
Drawing in Neocolors, smudged with wet paper towels.