#Poetry Friday–Trees…

1-River Birch Tree looking up-8-15-2019

River Birch, Michelle Kogan © 2019, watercolor and watercolor pencil.

Happy Poetry Friday! 

We are celebrating Trees this week, from a call for tree themed poetry from fellow poet, lover of nature, and blogger Christie Wyman. Christie is also hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Wondering and Wandering, thanks Christie!

1-TAke in your special Tree-shape poem 8-15-2019

Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.


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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16 Responses to #Poetry Friday–Trees…

  1. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, your poem sways with the wind as the branches reach out and your voice invites us to take her in. The illustration is a beautiful array of colors. would you consider offering your illustration to my Spring Splendor Gallery?

  2. Michelle, I LOVE this river birch!! Beautiful, and the poem, too, is so full of love and wonder. xo

  3. cweichel says:

    I saw your painting here today and my heart sighed. I’ve never met a tree I did not love. They all speak to me. Sometimes when I am in a forest, I swear they might even be singing. There is something holy about the light travelling/streaking down through leaves and trees.

  4. macrush53 says:

    Oh swoon…your painting and the poem had me swaying in the breeze. Gorgeous work and words.

  5. mbhmaine says:

    Lovely post! I especially like those leaves dancing with the sky. As always, your gorgeous painting is the perfect accompaniment!

  6. maryleehahn says:

    I LOVE the perspective of your painting and your poem! This is one of my all-time favorites of your paintings!! That tree! That sky!!

  7. Tabatha says:

    I like how she shuffles within her space, and the emphasis you place on the viewer getting out of it what they put into it.

  8. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says:

    Love your playfulness in how you chose to present this poem, Michelle. Especially how you encourage our eyes to take part in the branch-swaying and leaf-dancing, and then, in time, you reward us with hidden secrets. Clearly you know your subject matter well! 🙂

  9. “her breath of size as she/shuffles within her space”–that line brought this tree, any tree, to life like no other! I think Christie has hit upon something–we poets are tree people, which makes me happy, as I did always want to be one of the Dryads of Narnia….

  10. haitiruth says:

    The river birch is one of the prettiest of trees. Lovely poem! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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