# PoetryFriday– Halloween & Inktober


Happy Poetry Friday!

I’m bidding farewell to #Inktober with this last October 31st post. And I guess temporarily to fall as today in Chicago we had winter–snow covered everything. I’m hoping ye old pumpkin came down and has put in some good thoughts for all our dwindling plants…

Here’s my itty bitty poem to carry Inktober out for this year… Prompt: ripe



Pumpkin’s ripe and ready to go
Ghosts are swaying to and fro
Cat let out a curdling yelp
Baby bats flew off for help
Spider’s crawling all which ways
Witch’s watch covered in haze
Halloween’s here, all ghouls beware
Pumpkins rule at this affair,
They’ll rise
They’ll haunt
They’ll fill your ghoulishness
with ghastly scare…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

Thinking about all those in California and hoping they find a safe place–and that these horrific fires die down.

Tabatha Yeatts at her blog Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup. She’s offering up a cornucopia of poetry goodness by Samantha Reynolds, plus even more… So stop by her blog and take it all in–Thanks for hosting Tabatha!

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 # PoetryFriday– Halloween & Inktober

  1. Tabatha says:

    I love the expression on the ghost’s face in your illustration! Congrats on your INKTOBER adventures, Michelle! You did it 🙂

  2. jama says:

    Fun poem and drawing — your pumpkin looks like he had a good October. 🙂

  3. lindabaie says:

    Oh, I love your drawing and the very scary tone of your poem, Michelle, perfect for our Halloween goodbye.

  4. margaretsmn says:

    Your illustration is adorable and so multi-layered. You made it through inktober! Congrats! What’s next?

  5. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says:

    I’m amazed by how much you accomplish in a month, Michelle. Love your pumpkiney farewell, but you, no doubt, are ripe and ready for whatever November has to offer!

  6. Kay McGriff says:

    I love that pumpkin illustration! And your poem is delightful.

  7. cweichel says:

    I appreciate all the details in your painting. Even the spider is fancy (but I still don’t want to meet it in the flesh) Your poem is just scary enough!

  8. Pumpkin! I like the “curdling yelp” most of all. Highly descriptive. 🙂

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