#PoetryFriday: Sparrows, Spring, & Music

1aa- sprarrows pining for spring-art- cherita-2-28-2019

we’re windowpane sparrows

pining for spring
it’s coming, be patient…

pop by each afternoon,
come out, take a peak,
commune with nature–a natural treat…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

Happy Poetry Friday!

Linda Baie at her blog TeacherDance is our hostess with the mostest for this weeks Poetry Friday Round Up. Be sure to stop by her blog for some intriguing poems and more, thanks Linda!

This week I’m sharing a cherita for my feathered friends that I’ve noticed have been out in mass and increasing in volume each day, perhaps a sign of spring… I’m also sharing an acrostic poem that I wrote inspired by a newly found word, mellifluous, that I picked up over at Christie Wyman’s blog last week, Wondering and Wondering, thanks Christie!


Music is a gift that lifts us to another place
Each kind calls to a special ear…
Lofty or languishing, lovely or lurid,
Listen with your heart as
If you’ve been lifted by doves and
Flourished by ethereal incantations gently
Laid out before your senses to sweep you away,
Undertake you on an enchanted journey
Out far far away, and then return you
Unto your original
Spot enriched by music.

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

I bid you adieu,
and february too–
with this wonderful white bird,
and with hope that our Spring’s not too deferred.
© 2019 Michelle Kogan

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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10 Responses to #PoetryFriday: Sparrows, Spring, & Music

  1. lindabaie says:

    Ha! I too hope it’s not “too deferred”, Michelle. Love that bird art, know it might be my imagination, but I think my “natural treat” outside is increasing in song. It’s early, but. . . And I love your ode to music, carrying us away, a trip like no other. It’s a lovely post! Happy weekend!

  2. katswhiskers says:

    Look at you go – three different poems this week! Mellifluous is such a beautiful word! And I love your sparrows. I think spring is my favourite season – plump with promise and joy.

  3. I think I’m a windowpane sparrow, too. I keep looking out, searching for any sign of spring.

  4. jama says:

    Love your windowpane sparrow poem and painting! I feel spring coming now :). Wonderful acrostic too. Mellifluous is indeed a fabulous word . . .

  5. My daughter’s sleepover will start early with sledding, so we’ll see if the snow makes her happy or sad. I’m just hoping that her guests don’t entirely cancel. And that spring comes soon!

  6. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, your post with the white bird song is apropos this morning since I woke to a white setting – our first of the season. Just when I thought we passed the winter snow scene. Yesterday, I heard the birds sing so your mellifluous acrostic rang in my ears, especially with these lines:
    Flourished by ethereal incantations gently
    Laid out before your senses to sweep you away,

  7. Perfect poems to share today, considering so many of us are as eager as the birds for spring to arrive!

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