#Poetry Friday–Fleur de vigne

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I’m dreaming about summer flowers and sunshine…


Fleur de vigne
went through the wash
umpteen-some times

shriveled email
rescued at last
contact reclaimed

anecdote note
photo those scraps
else they’ll fade away…

©2019 Michelle Kogan


Happy Poetry Friday!

I wasn’t going to post anything this week for I am on my way out the door to a SCBWI Midwest Conference in the morning. But I read Jama’s lovely flowered filled post and wanted to add some more flowers to our chilly May beginning. Thank you for your lovely post Jama in words and images! Visit Jama’s blog  Jama’s Alphabet Soup for some delectable strawberries, rich poetry, art, and more poetry listings. Hope to catch up with all the poetry offerings on my return. Thanks for hosting this week Jama!

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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16 Responses to #Poetry Friday–Fleur de vigne

  1. lindabaie says:

    I love the ‘photo’ you made, Michelle. Have fun at your conference.

  2. jama says:

    Thanks for adding to this week’s bouquet, Michelle. Enjoy the conference!

  3. Alice Nine says:

    Beautiful! Enjoy your conference! I love the tone of elegance (French for lilies) against commonness (the “wash”) created by the juxtaposition in your first two lines.

  4. Love the Stargazer Lilies! Summer for sure! I hope your spring warms up!

  5. When I have need of flowers, I always know your blog is where I should turn!

  6. haitiruth says:

    I’m so glad you rescued the shriveled email! The painting is so lovely, and the poem too. Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  7. mbhmaine says:

    I love “umpteen-some times” and that fabulous painting. Have fun at your conference!

  8. Beautiful poem and painting. Enjoy the conference! Wish I could be there!

  9. cweichel says:

    Yes yes yes! to photographing all these memories. In my house I photograph grocery lists because I know it’s going to go missing.

  10. maryleehahn says:

    My favorite lost and found from the laundry are $20 bills! Rare, yes, but that’s what makes them so fun!! Glad you saved the contact!

  11. Kay Mcgriff says:

    I’m glad you shared some more flowers. They brightened my day! Enjoy the conference.

  12. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, your artwork is as lovely as ever and so is your poem. Thank you for taking the time to fill my mind with summer flowers.

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