#NaPoWriMo Day 3-Poem for Shun Lee

1b-Ode to Shun Lee-Concrete poem 4-3-2018


                                             ODE TO SHUN LEE
                                        When I walk by your lair
                                 I remember sadly you’re no longer there,
You wove a bond between us traveling from your nose, up and down your spine, and into your toes. You’d wait patiently for my arrival–nose to glass for endless hours–your
                   reward, free roam in our home. Now, you are King… King Lizard of  
                        everything, your wish is my only command. You gesticulate your reply,    
  your proud head up and down, signaling all is right hailing from    

      your sun-green birthright. I hope that you                               have found a perfect resting round, free of pain,                                                  full of scrumptious worms and no distain.  We will forever love                                              you dear Chinese  waterdragon Shun Lee, and finally,                                                                     here are kisses for thee, xox.

      ©2018 Michelle Kogan


This shape poem is from a prompt on Renée LaTulippe’s blog No Water River, from JaNay Brown-Wood, writer, storyteller, performer, and much, much more. She challenged us to write an Ode-Shape poem to a person or pet that we love. Thank you JaNay for this wonderful challenge! And thanks Renée for hosting JaNay!

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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