‪#‎NaPoWriMo‬ Day 24 ‪#‎Poem‬ and WIP


Multicolored Orchids
© 2016 Michelle Kogan

Look upon an orchid
what color lies there…
petals of deepest crimson,
lemon yellow striped with tangerine,
purest white, speckled with pomegranate.

Look upon a person 
what color lies there…
heartbeat of deepest crimson,
black, brown tints with cinnamon, ochres,
white tints– cerulean, crimson, umber. 

Look upon a person 
through the heart of a flower,
what color lies there…
deepest beauty, pure integrity,
equality of humanity.
Poem and painting inspired by The Bard’s Romeo and Juliet.


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: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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