Yom Kippur Poem and Sketch

1-baby-gorilla--9-30-2017

Baby Gorillas, Humanity, Michelle Kogan, © 2017, Sketched while walking through Lincoln Park Zoo.

Yom Kippur Prayer

Forgiveness Prayer,
             for indiscretions,
                    thoughtless acts,
                       selfless thoughts,
                        ambitions misplaced,
                          overlooked individuals;
                                             success before
                                                               family
                                                                friends
                                                                    needy.
                                                                  Direct
                                                             my light,
                                                              inward
                                                            pausing
                                                         my pace,
                                                        growing
                                         my compassion,
                                      my connectivity,
                                          to humanity
                                           respecting
                                                breath
                                                for its
                                                short
                                                   life.

© 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: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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2 Responses to Yom Kippur Poem and Sketch

  1. margaretsmn says:

    “respecting breath for its short life” . I feel I am constantly in search of my inner peace. I love the shape of this poem and I’m curious about how you did it. My blog doesn’t format easily. The image of the chimpanzees is adorable.

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