NapoWriMo Day 26–Thank you haiku


I received this lovely postcard at the beginning of April from Irene Latham, writer and poet, who has been posting ARTSPEAK! Portrait poems, and hosting the Progressive Poem on her blog this month. Check out both, they are wonderful! The opposite side of the card says, “HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! The art image is called Birmingham Summer by Melissa Shultz-Jones, gouache on paper. Sending Irene a belated thanks, in a haiku, for sharing this rich, poetic image with me!

radiating thanks 
irene, for–”live your poem”
resplendent postcare!

©2017 Michelle Kogan

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 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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2 Responses to NapoWriMo Day 26–Thank you haiku

  1. margaretsmn says:

    What a great way to thank Irene! I have clipped my postcard where I can see it every day. This form of haiku was introduced to me on the Teaching Authors site. They called it “Thank-u.”

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