Seeing with Closed Eyes, A Poem for day 19 of National Poetry Writing Month



A Poem for day 19 of National Poetry Writing Month, on a cold and chilly  spring morning in Chicago…
© Michelle Kogan Gabriella-p4 Detail, watercolor &  watercolor pencil.

Seeing with Closed Eyes

My eyes are open
but can not see
I seek a view
a passage
to wander
to wonderment
guide my closed eyes
open my heart
nurture my yearnings
so I can
balance and

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 School of the Art Institute of Chicago and 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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