Poetry Friday & #NaPoWriMo Cherry Blossom Crossroads 

Crossroads of cherry blossom change

Navigating the present path

pondering the future, re-arrange.
Springtime budding, knowledge blooming,

collegial fledglings solo flight,

all grown up and unassuming.
Petals poised for opening wide,

determined hearts, diligent minds,

Loving support, let fledglings guide.

© 2017 Michelle Kogan 

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About Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an illustrator, instructor, painter 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.
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11 Responses to Poetry Friday & #NaPoWriMo Cherry Blossom Crossroads 

  1. Aw, that is sweet. What a great picture, too.

  2. jama says:

    Cool poem and pic. Love the sentiment, the anticipation of new beginnings and possibilities. 🙂

  3. margaretsmn says:

    This poem reminds me that even at my age (55), you can rearrange and redesign your path. Spring tells us a story. Is that a precious pic of you?

  4. We’ve had an unusually cold winter, and sadly our blossoms are far behind schedule. I think we love cherry blossoms so much, in part, because they remind us that there are always new beginnings and fresh starts, in nature and in our own lives.

  5. dorireads says:

    Just lovely, Michelle. And a wonderful photo to go with this poem. Enjoy those cherry blossom changes.

  6. katswhiskers says:

    What a clever little poem. Your line breaks are so effective. Lovely picture, too. (Is that you?)

  7. maryleehahn says:

    I like how her future seems to bloom from her mind!

  8. Beautiful. It definitely echoes my thoughts and feelings as my daughter launches into adulthood. She is a college freshman this year, and I have enjoyed watching her grow and change. Good luck to your daughter!

  9. lindabaie says:

    Love your poem/thoughts of your daughter, Michelle: “Loving support, let fledglings guide.” Joyful, staying near but not too near. Best to you both.

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