A sketch & haiku, ideas for a picture book . . . & Poetry Friday


Seeds of Change
Seeds change 
over seasons
growing, fruiting,
fading, withering

people change 
over seasons
growing, fruiting
fading, withering

we hold 
the seeds
of change
in our
© 2017 Michelle Kogan


Carol Varsalona has the poetry roundup at Beyond Literacy Link



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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22 Responses to A sketch & haiku, ideas for a picture book . . . & Poetry Friday

  1. murphpoet says:

    Lovely – both sketch and poem.

  2. I like this milkweed and seed flow of ideas. We all hold seeds in our hearts, we just need to give them light.

  3. I love your connection to people changing over seasons, Michelle, and how “we hold the seeds of change in our hands”. Inspiring! =)

  4. lindabaie says:

    Love your sketching, Michelle, wow! Ant the poem speaks truth. We cannot rely on just others to nurture those seeds; we hold them too!

  5. How beautiful, and an inspiring reminder. Even when times seem too dark, we hold the seeds of change in our hands.

  6. cvarsalona says:

    I am inspired by your seeds of change drawing and poem. We are ripe for change now. Let’s have our voices roar at the prospect, Michelle.

  7. Amazing sketch and poem. I am hoping some of those seeds take root and grow into beautiful flowers and fruit.

  8. Alice Nine says:

    Lovely poem and sketch, Michelle.

  9. maryleehahn says:


  10. bjleepoet says:

    Lovely sketches and poem. Are those milkweed pods? LOVE!

  11. Sometimes my Poetry Friday is more like a Poetry Long Weekend, Michelle, but how wonderful to see your name on the roundup and pay you a visit! Such a lovely poem and drawing… fits right in with my OLW this year (change). I sure hope 2017 bears fruit.

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