Poetry Friday–Youth Climate Strike

1a-youth Climate STrike poster Trees and Bees9-19-2019

Happy Poetry Friday!

I’m joining the #ChicagoYouthClimateStrike, tomorrow, Friday 9-20-2019. Here’s my poster that has a poem I wrote for the march and rally. 


Trees and bees,  
Monarchs and seas 
Children’s needs 
Good climate 
Good earth 
Good air 
Good soil 
To Grow Good Seeds!

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

Make some noise for our climate tomorrow she belongs to all of us!

Linda Baie at her blog Teacher Dance is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup. Thanks for hosting Linda! She has a special post this week as she is reviewing a new book that will be out in February 2020. It sounds and looks Fantastic! It’s by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, and it’s illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini, and called Dictionary For A Better World Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z.

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 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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11 Responses to Poetry Friday–Youth Climate Strike

  1. lindabaie says:

    Wonderful poster, Michelle. Along with all those needs is a good poem, too, that you have provided. Now to hope for all those other things! I watched Al Gore being interviewed this evening and he was hopeful, if we start now! All is not lost, if we start making changes. Thank you for marching!

  2. good good good! So beautiful, Michelle. Thank you. xo

  3. jama says:

    Wonderful poster/poem, Michelle! Thanks for all you do to support climate change.

  4. haitiruth says:

    Your poster is a work of art! Hope you have a wonderful day! Ruth, threisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  5. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says:

    That pretty much says it all, Michelle! Thank you for making a difference.

  6. THANK YOU, Michelle, for bringing your voice and art to the strike on Friday! This is gorgeous and the poem is fun to say!

  7. cvarsalona says:

    I really like what you wrote for PF, Michelle. The poem and drawing are wonderful. Did you send it to Greta Thornberg on Twitter. I just tweeted out today about the NYC Climate Strike. The students were excused from classes to participate. That is a step in the right direction.

  8. margaretsmn says:

    Your poster and poem express overwhelming emotion. Who could turn away?

  9. maryleehahn says:

    LOVE your poem and poster! Thanks for marching for those of us who could only be there in spirit!

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