Poetry Friday: Blue Moon & Poetry Postcards


I’ve been thinking about this Blue Moon we are having this month–perhaps it will release positive energy into the atmosphere. I often think there’s some kind of natural  force that is keeping all the wheels and cogs turning on our small planet, maybe part of this force is disguised this month as our Blue Moon. 

Happy Poetry Friday to all! Catch some of the Moon’s rays and energy if you can. I’m sharing a poem, painting, and some music in honor of our 2 full moons this month. I’m also sharing a few of the New Years Postcards I’ve been receiving and enjoying.

(The poem can be sung to the melody of the song Blue Moon.)

Blue Moooon–
Send me a sign your real,
beyond some bygone memories
what magic will unreel?

Blue Moooon–
Fill me with hopes and dreams,
offer improbabilities
opening all to me.

Blue Moooon–
Fill me from inside out,
stretching passed possibilities
cradle my love for you.

Blue Moooon–
Your aura’s altering,
a deep transforming golden beam
the tide has turned for me.

the tide has turned for me.
the tide has turned for me.

© 2017 Michelle Kogan

Here’s the fabulous Billie Holiday singing, Blue Moon.

Drum roll please… And here’s my budding, rich collection of poetry postcards that have been making there way through the airways. These are from the New Years Poetry Postcard exchange that Jone MacCulloch so thoughtfully organized, thanks Jone! For your feasting eyes I have from top to bottom: 

Sally Murphy’s postcard from Down Under. (Hope I get there one day.)  Thanks Sally, what a fun and inspiring card! I love the idea of “A new year” being an “unopened gift,” and “A story yet to be written.”

In the middle are two traveling postcards from Linda Mitchell. Thanks Linda, and how curious that the heart-map you have on my postcard includes a lovely part of Spain that I’ve visited–Barcelona, and a piece of France. I’m enjoying these traveling treasures.

And on the bottom walks Diane Mayr’s haiku postcard, thanks Diane. Love the haiku, image, and the message on the back! 


Happy New Year (in Japanese I believe)

Carol Varsalona at her blog Beyond Literacy Link is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Carol! She has some lovely winter wonderland inspired poetry and images–including gently falling snow–make sure to stop by for more poems!








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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38 Responses to Poetry Friday: Blue Moon & Poetry Postcards

  1. Kathy Mazurowski says:

    Lovely blue moon image and words.

  2. Now I am singing! What a fun and lovely post. I love, “offer improbabilities”

  3. Irene Latham says:

    I love these blue moon lines, esp. “what magic will unreel?” Beautiful and hopeful and inspiring… as are these post cards! Thank you for sharing.

  4. jama says:

    Swooning over the blueness, Michelle. Thanks for the Billie fix, lovely watercolor and poem . . . and what a great stash of poetry postcards!

  5. The moon, Billie and your art. Swooning like Jama… 🙂

  6. macrush53 says:

    I love that blue moon image. Your postcard arrived! I will be sharing the plethora of cards soon. And am mailing mine today.

  7. katswhiskers says:

    Your blue moon post has me humming, ‘He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands’. Even when it feels like it’s spinning off its axis, I find this a comforting thought. Your blue moon and earth image is also comforting!

  8. I do hope you call down some of that magic and positive vibes from the blue moon! Lovely poem. And aren’t the postcards delightful!

  9. Like Jama said, swooning… I have no doubt all that positive blue energy will find you ready and waiting with your paints and pencil, Michelle.

  10. Yes, that’s Japanese! あけましておめでとうございます。

    And Blue Moon is such a soulful song, one of my favourites, so much fun to sing in the shower. 🙂

  11. Myra GB says:

    Blue Moon was one of the first songs I learned to play on the piano – it never fails to move me – I always love a poetry and song pairing – great one! 🙂

  12. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, you creative post had me singing, gazing, and hoping with these lines:
    Blue Moooon–
    Fill me with hopes and dreams,
    offer improbabilities
    opening all to me.
    Can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for me-many improbabilities opening hopefully!

  13. maryleehahn says:

    I love your blue moon and your crooning poem!

  14. Diane Mayr says:

    Thanks for your posty gifts, too, Michelle! It is nice to receive something other than recycled-rather-than-read ads and solicitations in my mailbox!

  15. What a creative poem! You’ve got me humming along to the tune of that special blue moon! I agree with you, the moon does create an energy and force to guide us.

  16. mbhmaine says:

    I love your blue moon painting, poem and the plethora of postcards. (I couldn’t resist the alliteration!) I’m so glad you reminded me about the second full moon this month. I’d completely forgotten. Here’s hoping that it lives up to your optimism about its potential!

  17. I’m excited about the blue moon too, Michelle! Thanks for sharing all. Lovely postcards to help launch good energy in your corner of the world, that you’ve now shared with us! :0)

  18. Tabatha says:

    “What magic will unreel?” Can’t wait to find out!

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