#PoetryFriday–#NPM Day 3 & 4 2019


Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month!

The last few weeks they’ve had ranunculus in the grocery store, and I’ve a soft spot for them, which is justified because I can always bring them to my Watercolor classes for my students to paint. Hence my WIP painting and poem. 

sherbet queen of spring
ring me ‘round your magic
imagine… live…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

I didn’t get to post my poem and art yesterday for #NPM as I ran out of energy, and time. I’ve a bit of a bug that’s slowing me down some but my work load is high right now, yikes… One thing I’m preparing for in addition to teaching my new classes that started this week, is a Poetry and Art Workshop that I was asked todo  at a nearby Public Library. By the end of next week I should have a bit of breathing room and be able to partake more in the poetry postings for #NPM. Here’s my poem and art from yesterday…


1a-Kitty by the tree-extend background -4-3-2019


Kitty Kitty by the tree
Kitty Kitty what do you see…
First you’re there,
then your gone–
Next yard calls.

Kitty Kitty under the shrub
Kitty Kitty makes the shrub rub
Kitty Kitty where can you be…

©2019 Michelle Kogan


Karen Edmisten at her blog Karen Edmisten is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup. Thanks for hosting Karen, and for the slowing-us-down poem by John Ashbery!

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American Poets,
Jama’s Rattigan’s Blog for the Kidlitoshphere Events Roundup: Jama’s Alphabet Soup 
and #NaPoWriMo 



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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27 Responses to #PoetryFriday–#NPM Day 3 & 4 2019

  1. Linda KulpTrout says:

    These are gorgeous! Your poetry and paintings are amazing!

  2. sherbet queen of spring- what a perfect line! As always, lovely poems paired with beautiful art.

  3. lindabaie says:

    Sorry you’re feeling a little low. As busy as you are, I understand. Hard to keep it all up. I admit I don’t know this flower, Ranunculus. I researched it and can plant it here as an annual. They’re rose-like, but almost with more petals. Lovely, Michelle, as is your art, and the poem, like others, I love that “sherbet queen of spring”. I saw your cat on FB, found only when they want to be!

  4. cvarsalona says:

    Two things I noticed that were marvelous: sherbet queen of spring brings up such a flavoring of seasonal delight and your cat has a peace sign-too cool! Michelle, I found beautiful prints from the 40s of Ranunculus that my mother saved. My sister framed them so we can savor the gorgeous flowers (like yours) and remember my Mom at the same time. I totally understand about being under the weather-I have my 2nd bout of sinusitis and of course it is a time when I have multiple PD trainings for teachers. Stay well my friend. I look forward to more beautiful illustrations and poetry from you.

  5. Sherbet Queen of Spring! LOVE! Thank you Michelle for this spring beauty. xo

  6. jama says:

    Beautiful paintings and poems, Michelle! LOVE “sherbet queen of spring.” 🙂

  7. I love your paintings and poems. I had to look up ranunculus and now I want to go and purchase some for myself.

  8. haitiruth says:

    I love the cat’s groovy jewelry! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  9. Alice Nine says:

    Amazing beauty in your paintings and poems! Love the “sherbet queen of spring / ring me ‘round your magic /…” Pray you are kicking that bug.

  10. macrush53 says:

    Lover the ranunculus. They’re such neat flowers. Hope you feel better. I get the pressed for time

  11. Oh I do hope you are feeling better now, Michelle. I recognized the ranunculus straight away. I’ve always been fascinated by how full and frilly they are. Perfect for painting. Those lovely sherbet colors make my soul smile. Thank you! — Christie

  12. Tabatha says:

    Your spring palette is refreshing and delightful! Wow, you have been doing so much, even with the flu! I hope a day of rest does you a world of good.

  13. Add me to the “sherbet queen of spring” fan club! Hope you’re feeling better soon, Michelle. Sounds like Kitty can fend for himself for a while. 😉

  14. Oh I love the unexpected word sherbet in your first poem! Hope you’re feeling better.

  15. Karen Edmisten says:

    Michelle, I love “sherbet queen of spring” (and everything else here)! 🙂

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