Happy Poetry Friday, I’m sharing a bit of summer, with some summer haikus. My painting above is a WIP, waiting to be finished.
patiently, while brush captures
© 2017 Michelle Kogan
A bonus haiku while thinking about working creatively
good for the soul …
slows one down
© 2017 Michelle Kogan
Here is the beginning of a rich haiku by Kobayashi Issa, read the remaining line at the Poetry Foundation
ON A BRANCH
by Kobayashi Issa
Translated by Jane Hirshfield
On a branch
Stop by Katie’s blog The Logonauts for the Poetry Friday Roundup and many more poems. Thanks for hosting Katie!
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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Creative work is absolutely a balm for the harried, hurried soul!
Yes, I agree, Jane, sure helps this “harried, hurried, soul!
I always love your paintings, Michelle, and this time, words of patient lilies, just right! They take their own time budding and then opening. Thanks for the Issa, too; it’s wonderful.
Hi Linda, thanks! Wish the lilies would linger a bit longer they are gorgeous and their fragrance is magical.
This painting is stunning! Such a burst of summer there. And, the haiku are lovely accompanianists….waiting patiently. Lovely. Thank you.
HI Linda, Thanks! Sending you some of the fragrance drifting off of the lilies.
That Issa poem, so deep. I feel like I’m floating downstream, headed for a waterfall, today! Beautiful haiku and painting, Michelle!
Thanks Brenda, and enjoy your journey!
As always, love your creative offerings. Summer is the perfect time to capture such beauty in images and words.
Thanks Christie, I’m savoring the summer!
Your lilies are beautiful already! Love the haiku about creative processes slowing one down. So true!
Gorgeous watercolor, Michelle. You’ve got an eye for detail! That Issa poem — so few words to communicate longing.
Thanks Laura, and yes the Issa poem is timeless and says much.
Water, brush, paint
wave over waiting paper
summer lilies glow
Beautiful response haiku Margaret, spoken by a fellow painter, many thanks!
Yes! I love how writing a haiku, or any creative endeavor, causes me to slow down and notice the world more carefully. The waiting lilies are beautiful.
Yes, Michelle, creative work helps me slow down and ignites sparks that bring smiles. I like your bonus haiku! Do you have an image for that one?
Thanks Carol, I think any summer art image
Reminds me of our recent conversation, Michelle! We are on the same page (or canvas, if you will…).
Yes, painting and writing become a part of one’s being.
While your lily waits patiently, I’ll savor its beauty. Your haiku are also lovely, and yes, any creative work is “good for the soul.” Thank you for reminding me.
Beautiful WIP, Michelle. I hope your brush finds a healthy dollop of inspiration.
I like that, “healthy dollop of inspiration,” thanks Kat!
May we always be singing as our branch floats down the river! Your two haiku prove that you are!!
Ah, many thanks Mary Lee!
As your lilies are a WIP, so is summer! Looks like you are getting the best of this season’s creative moments!
Thanks Donna, trying to soak in the summer’s offerings!
Perfectly splendid haikus for the summer season, Michelle! I love that patience in each one. Thank you also for visiting the ridge and leaving such sweet words of sympathy.