#NaPoWriMo day 30 poem and WIP watercolor

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I’m closing the last day of National Poetry Month with a poem written from a prompt by Ibtisam Barakat, featured today on Renée LaTulippe’s blog No Water River.
MY WINGS

My wings are made of paint and petals
sprinkled softly at times
with words,
layered loudly at times
with words.

My wings swoop down
lifting cries of justice
for down trodden
     humans,
     critters,
     and nature,
needing–deserving
     our watchful care
     our respect
     our humanity.

My wings are weary and worried,
more wings are needed
to turn our tide towards
     compassion for each other
     and away from our own
     self-absorbed individual self!

© 2018 Michelle Kogan

On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far:
Poem one–  DEAR APRIL
Poem two–Haiku Azaleas
Poem three–ODE TO SHUN LEE
Poem four–Haiku Daffodils
Poem five–APRIL’S MYSTERIES
Poem six–APRIL’S BUDS  
Poem seven–A LOVELY BEETLE
Poem eight–CHANGES IN NATURE
Poem nine-HURRY SPRING  

Poem 10-ANIMAL TRACKS
Poem 11-APRIL SNAKE 
Poem 12-Haiku NARCISSUS
Poem 13– A CELEBRATION & SPRING
Poem 14–Haiku TULIPS
Poem 15–Birds’ Perspective
Poem 16–WHO’S IN THE MOON?
Poem 17–
Haiku Tulips and Sparrow
Poem 18– RACHEL CARSON’S WORDS
Poem 19–Haiku VIOLETS
Poem 20–THE EARTH CALLS NOW-at Today’s Little Ditty in comments
Poem 21–Haiku SPRING PRUNING

Poem 22–CROW
Poem 23–Cherita HYACINTH’S  
Poem 24–Nature
Poem 25–Haiku Dillies 
Poem 26–POCKETFUL OF POEMS
Poem 27–A BLUE BOX UNIVERSE at No Water River in padlet
Poem 28–Haiku FAIRY AND PRIMROSE 
Poem 29–1 line Haiku

 

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 #NaPoWriMo day 30 poem and WIP watercolor

  1. lindabaie says:

    A lovely ending, and hopefully a beginning, too, Michelle, of all our hopes for better for everyone.

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