Poetry Friday– “Thankful for the Moon”

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Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve thought over this last week about a few things I’m very thankful for, and here they are in my shape-poem-painting. I did a little hunting around for more info on my dear friend Moon, and here are a few interesting things that “we’d miss if we didn’t have a Moon,” from Science Blogs. Hope all my friends in the US are having a peaceful and thankful Thanks Giving Holiday and weekend amongst friends and family–and I’m sending these peaceful, thankful thoughts out into the air… 

Here’s some sweet moon music to fill your soul with


The poetry Friday Roundup is being hosted this week by the lovely poet and author extraordinaire Irene Latham at her blog Live Your Poem. Be sure to drop by her site for some wonderful poetry and more… Thanks for hosting Irene!


I’m thankful for the moon
that keeps our tides a timely size
and provides our ocean waves.

I’m thankful for the water
that finds it’s way out of the clouds
and feeds flora, fauna, and friends.

I’m thankful for our ocean waves
that splash upon our prairie shores
bringing water to drink, bathe, and play in.

I’m thankful for friends and family,
that hear my voice and hold my heart
wrapped around in love.

© 2018 Michelle Kogan

Thinking about and sending thoughts out to all those in California that have been affected by the wildfires.

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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24 Responses to Poetry Friday– “Thankful for the Moon”

  1. katswhiskers says:

    How clever you are! This is beautiful – but I especially love the visual of the sky elements! WoW!

  2. mbhmaine says:

    This is such a beautiful shape poem–the perfect combination of the art of your poetry and your painting! It’s so important to remember how much there is to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  3. Donna Smith says:

    Beautiful, whether shaped or not! Speaking of the moon…it was gorgeous last night where I was!

  4. maryleehahn says:

    I adore that last stanza! (And, of course, your art!)

  5. Michelle, this is so lovely! The art with the words is a lot of fun, and I love how you came to write the poem in the first place. (It’s easy to forget the moon actually DOES something.) Beautiful! xo

  6. Michelle, I think this just might be my favorite poem and painting pairing of yours yet. It’s gorgeous….every word and every brush stroke and bit of color. Family that holds my heart. I think that line is going to be with me for a long time. I’m inspired. Wish I could paint. But, I have other talents I could apply. Stay tuned.

  7. lindabaie says:

    Love your connecting the moon science with us, and in your shape poem, Michelle. I can’t remember the name, but there is a sci-fi middle-grade book from years ago where a comet knocked the moon askew & the struggle to survive without its many powers was terrible. Thanks, hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

  8. haitiruth says:

    So much to be thankful for! Thank you for this! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  9. margaretsmn says:

    I love how you penned the poem into your amazing image. Your work inspires!

  10. carwilc says:

    Like several others, I love the combination of art and words. And I love the idea of people that “hear my voice and hold my heart.” Perfect!

  11. laurashovan222 says:

    Thanks for this hopeful message, Michelle. It’s lovely to hear Audrey’s voice too.

  12. macrush53 says:

    I love the illustration with the poem. The moon is so magical and something I’m so thankful for.

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