Poetry Friday: Drear February-Tanka


Drear February’s
slate gray day–Early morn
light dismal, damp, and
daunting. Refusing to
meander on its way.

©2017 Michelle Kogan

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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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15 Responses to Poetry Friday: Drear February-Tanka

  1. dorireads says:

    I love all those D sounds!

  2. lindabaie says:

    I love that “refusing to meander on its way”, Michelle. I do love your drawing too. I would say that for us, but the warmth we’re having won’t meander on either. It’s too warm for February!

  3. February can be such a dreary month – your poem captures that perfectly, Michelle! Love the alliteration. =)

  4. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, we have had many slate gray days so your poem resonates with me. I think you should offer it to my winter gallery along with the haiku I loved.

  5. Oh, hurry on your way, February, you’ve overstayed your welcome! 😉

  6. Leigh Anne says:

    Your poem depicts today’s weather for me. It was warm, but dark, damp and dreary!

  7. maryleehahn says:

    Grey, grey, grey. Yesterday we had sun and blue skies — so welcome! Today…more grey.

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