Sharing a WIP watercolor along with my golden shovel poem, FREE–AN ECHO TO LANGSTON HUGHES. The poem reflects on this past weeks hurricanes and again our times. I feel everyone ought to be able to dream, although this simple act is often denied to many. My Poem is a golden shovel that I built from Langston Hughes poem, I DREAM A WORLD. Kay McGriff shared, this poem last week, and I was very taken by it, thanks Kay!
I’ve been wanting to paint my nasturtiums and have put it off for lack of time, and too much work. I carved out a few hours yesterday to get going on them. They are kind of a magical plant and I think they offer opportunity–and freedom offers this too! They are at their grandest in the fall, when they’ve had a chance to fully grow, fill out in their magical roundness and offer many blooms. I’m offering hope–which is hard to grab on to when you’ve lost everything–to all those who have been affected by this last weeks horrible hurricanes and storms.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is being hosted by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes at Today’s Little Ditty, thanks Michelle! Michelle’s featuring abecedarian poems this month that were inspired by her featured poet, Carole Boston Weatherford. Be sure to stop by Michelle’s blog, she’s offering up a hearty collection of poems.
FREE–AN ECHO TO LANGSTON HUGHES
When winds and rain have blown away, A
New day will open her eyes on our small World,
with pain and loss that you and I
can’t even begin to Dream.
But, let’s begin Where
Loss left off, where Black
is beautiful, without an Or,
your religion or Race
may be. YOU are unique, YOU
are special! Be
bold, step forward, Will
this empowerment on yourself, Share
this gift to empower, and The
wheels of humanity will build Bounties
of community, Of
caring for all, The
downtrodden, the weak and the brazen of our small Earth.
We share our air, water, And
soil, each and Every
One of us–Animal, child, woman, and Man.
A life is full, a life is rich, when a life Is
© 2017 Michelle Kogan