Happy Poetry Friday!
I’m sharing some sweetness and spice in poetry and images this week for my post. My images are from The 2019 Winter Art & Crafts EXPO at the Evanston Art Center open now through December 21, 2019 at 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. My Greeting Cards, Gift Cards, Bookmarks, and Archival prints featured here are also available in my online Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art.
This week Rebecca Herzog at her blog Sloth Reads is our host for the Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks for hosting Rebecca! And thank you also for your prompt to write a poem about a food that is worthy of having its “own National Day.” I did a little research following Rebecca’s link to the National Day Calendar and wrote a poem about Ginger spice inspired from National Gingerbread Cookie Day. Here’s my poem:
We all need something sweet and nice
tingly, pungent, like ginger spice.
Especially when clouds are cold and gray
A dollop, a sprinkle, some flakes so gay.
It’ll chase away those bumbling blues
and might become your favorite muse…
Go on indulge that epicurean call
sweet or savory it’ll satisfy all.
© 2019 Michelle Kogan
I’m also adding a bit of pungency to my post and sharing a few of my #thanku haikus that I’ve been writing but haven’t had a chance this week to post. One is purely a reaction haiku to this weeks hearings.
where lies respect
fellow states persons–
in sphinx’s ashes…
honor her, hold her dear,
thanku brave voices
hold liberty dear
while under attack… thanku
freedom stay steadfast.
© 11-21-2019 Michelle Kogan
Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.