Tag Archive | red

Draw a Bird Day: Red Rooster

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“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.

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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!

100-Day Project 48-51

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White as an Indian Pipe
Red as a Cardinal Flower
Fabulous as a Moon at Noon
February Hour—

–Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson’s work often appears when I’m searching for poetry.  Her insight and images always resonate with me.  1800 poems!  and basically unpublished and unknown during her lifetime.  You can read more about her here:  https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/ed/node/15

I’m halfway there (and a little behind in posting).

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You can see all the 100-day project posts here:  https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/category/100-day-project/

100-Day Project 42-47

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Red is the thunder in our ears
when we meet.
Love, like creation,
is some other order of things.

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This life in the fire, I love it.
I want it,
this life.

–from “The History of Red” by Linda Hogan

One of the bonuses of my grid project has been finding new poets when I’m searching for an appropriate poem for the color group.  Linda Hogan is a Native American essayist, novelist, poet, and environmental activist.  Her writing considers the reciprocal relationship between humans and other living things and the places they share.  “The History of Red” is a fierce poem, with the intensity that red brings to the other colors it touches. The passion of those last lines…wow.  You can read the entire poem here:  http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/244366

 

 

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You can see all the 100-day project posts here:  https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/category/100-day-project/