Thanks Giving 2017–Poem & Sketch



I’m thankful for
morning’s light filling my windows
bird’s songs especially winter’s
trees speaking throughout the seasons
city critters view of their world
friendships forever new and old
home–holding love and family
writing stories and poetry
creating art that inspires all
books and words, windows to all worlds
meditation and centering
beauty–nature’s and the mundane
air, water, earth and atmosphere
breath of day and calm of evening
taking time for thankfulness thoughts.
©2017 Michelle Kogan

Wishing all a Happy Thanks Giving!


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: and her website:
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4 Responses to Thanks Giving 2017–Poem & Sketch

  1. sewbussted says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family Michelle 😊

  2. laurashovan222 says:

    I’m thankful for lines like “breath of day and calm of evening.” Beautiful, Michelle.

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