Chicago-New Poem and 2 Emily Dickinson Poems

Scarlet Tanager photo taken on bird walk with my daughter, last spring 2010, North Park Nature Center, Chicago.


Paradise Pieces,
Purple pointing Irises,
Overhanging  leaves,
Chee chee chee, surrounding me

Michelle Kogan ©2011

Love is Anterior to Life
Emily Dickinson

Love is anterior to Life,
Posterior to death
Initial to creation, and
The exponent of breath

Not Knowing When the Dawn Will Come
Emily Dickinson

Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door;
Or has it feathers like a bird,
Or billows like a shore?

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: and her website:
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