Poetry Friday–Peek at Valentine’s Cards & Poems…


Happy Poetry Friday!

Sprinkling some sweetness in the midsts of all… Here are some new and some old Valentines Greeting Cards and poems, all available in my online Etsy Shop:
Michelle Kogan Fine Art

1-Valentine love advtg-card front pen 1-27-2020


Love my city’s

Love my city’s 

Love my city’s 

Valentine hug, 
my city love!

© 2020 Michelle Kogan  

1-humbird happiness card front advtg 1-27-2020


for me and you…

for leaves and trees
for birds and bees…

for blue love too…

© 2020 Michelle Kogan

1-Bee my valentine leaf card front envelope 1-28-2019

1-remember broken hearts advtg front pen1-28-2020

On Valentine’s Day
remember broken hearts
that are hurting
© 2020 Michelle Kogan

Here’s an almost Valentine poem from a favorite poet of mine…

by Mary Oliver
His beak could open a bottle,
and his eyes – when he lifts their soft lids –
go on reading something
just beyond your shoulder –
Blake, maybe,
or the Book of Revelation.

Never mind that he eats only
the black-smocked crickets,
and the dragonflies if they happen
to be out late over the ponds, and of course
the occasional festal mouse.
Never mind that he is only a memo
from the offices of fear –

it’s not size but surge that tells us
when we’re in touch with something real,
and when I hear him in the orchard
down the little aliminum
ladder of his scream –
when I see his wings open, like two black ferns,

Read the rest of the poem here
Here are a couple more poetry postcards that arrived this week, thanks Christie Wyman, and Diane Mayr!
1-Christie Wyman poetry postcard poem 1-2020

© 2019 Christie Wyman all rights reserved

For snow to fall

Not a lot
just enough

Enough for squeals of joy
A school delay
An afternoon of snowshoeing
animal tracks

Not enough for a sore back
A snow day
Dangerous driving
Indoor recess
A shorter summer

Just  enough
Not a lot

For snow to fall

© 2019 Christie Wyman  All rights reserved.

1-Diane Mayr haiku postcard 1-2020

© 2020 Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

first morning
tiny footprints through
the glitter
©2020 Diane Mayr All rights reserved.
Jone Rush MacCulloch at her blog Deowriter is our hostess extraordinaire for this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Jone! And thanks again for the Winter Poetry Exchange. Jone’s sharing more Winter Poetry Postcards, and a gorgeous magical, inspirational journal, stop by her blog and take a look…


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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18 Responses to Poetry Friday–Peek at Valentine’s Cards & Poems…

  1. janicescully says:

    Your artwork is stunning, Michelle. I will definitely look for your cards on Etsy. Thanks for sharing them here.

  2. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, your cards are simply lovely. Happy early Valentine’s Day and thanks for showcasing Mary Oliver’s poem. I, too, am the lucky recipient of Diane and Christie’s poems.

  3. lindabaie says:

    Beautiful, like always, Michelle! Love that hummingbird tweeting out hearts: Valentine
    for me and you… Happy February!

  4. jama says:

    Such lovely cards and verses. My favorite lines:

    for blue love too…

    Can’t believe February is practically here.

  5. Kay Mcgriff says:

    I love those Valentine’s cards! If my daughter ends up in Chicago (she interviews with UIC next weekend), I know what card will end up on her housewarming gift!

  6. laurashovan222 says:

    That bleeding heart image. Thank you for the compassion your words and art express.

  7. Tabatha says:

    Big-hearted valentines, Michelle! 💘

  8. kareneastlund4898 says:

    Thanks for this sip of Valentines… lovely ones, too! And thanks for this Mary Oliver poem… I am a big fan of hers and had not seen this one. Best to you…

  9. maryleehahn says:

    Love your Valentines! Such a range! And I had to read through to the end of the Mary Oliver to see how she was going to get to Valentine from Owl! 🙂

  10. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says:

    What a loverly post, Michelle. A breath of fresh air! Especially love the hummingbird card. It’s easy to imagine the flitty little guy humming a happy Valentine boogaloo. 😀

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