Poetry Friday: Limerick & Sweetheart Show

Happy Poetry Friday and Groundhog Day! Step right up, I’m hawking my art for a small show and here’s a limerick to catch your interest:

There once was a poet Michelle
who was a skilled artist as well,
she made up some cards,
to sell in show yards
Come browse her bookmarks they’re swell!

© 2018 Michelle Kogan

Sweethear Gallery Show Announcement1 M kogan 2-1-2018

I have an assortment of greeting cards, archival prints of various sizes, and a handsome variety of bookmarks. Hope you can stop by, if not my Etsy shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art, is a hop, skip, and jump from here (the bookmarks will be in my Etsy shop in a day or two–Due to poetry writing beyond my control, the shop keeper has fallen a little behind).

To tickle your fancy a bit more, I dug into my poetry archive for a little groundhog ditty …


There was a meek groundhog Phyllis
Who nudged hubby Phil the shrillest,
Queenie, it’s your turn
Aw Phil! Have concern,
For your new lovey lad Willis!

© 2018 Michelle Kogan


And you know, you can never have enough limericks, so here’s  a link to a few more from Edward Lear’s  Book of Nonsense.

Be sure to stop by Donna Smith’s blog Mainly Write for the Poetry Friday Roundup. Thanks for hosting Donna!




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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30 Responses to Poetry Friday: Limerick & Sweetheart Show

  1. katswhiskers says:

    Enjoy your day on show, Michelle. What a fun and innovative way to ‘sell’ yourself – with a limerick. 🙂

  2. lindabaie says:

    Best wishes for your show, Michelle. Your poem made me smile, as even somber groundhogs can have a spat!

  3. Oh, have fun at the show, here’s hoping for many enthusiastic customers!! And ugh…I’m ready to say farewell to this winter!!

  4. jama says:

    What fun limericks, Michelle. Good luck with your show — lovely cards!!

  5. Such a swell post, Michelle! For some reason most of my limericks turn out “dark” (humor wise), but these hit the sweet spot. Have fun at the reception tonight (wish I could be there!) and wishing you continued bouts of fancy-tickling throughout the month.

  6. Enjoy the show! I hope it goes well for you. If Chicago were a wee bit closer, I’d love to stop by. I guess Etsy will have to do.

  7. margaretsmn says:

    Oh my goodness, what fun! The groundhog limerick is as clever as the picture is adorable.

  8. Tabatha says:

    Congrats on the show! Limericks are a cute way to reach out — easy to remember, too.

  9. Your limericks put a smile on my face, Michelle. Good luck with your sale!

  10. Michelle, it is so exciting to have a gallery showing. May this open many doors for you. Your last limerick is adorable.

  11. Diane Mayr says:

    How exciting for you! A show! You must be bursting with pride.

  12. mbhmaine says:

    Advertising through limericks–clever! Hope the show was a smashing success!

  13. Laura Shovan says:

    I wish I lived closer, Michelle. The limerick is a great way to promote your art and all-around creative playfulness.

  14. Myra GB says:

    Oohlala, another groundhog post, so nice! Love the look of those postcards!

  15. Yay for your show and yay for your limerick! Go, you!

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