Happy Poetry Friday!
Sharing some of my front yard tulips that were begging to be seen…
lollygagging mid may’s
© 2020 Michelle Kogan
And a poem that Dear Moon asked me to write…
Moon shone through
My shade last night
You missed me
When I shone even
I shine a-bright
For just a-few
…You’re in my few
I count on you…
I feel so blue,
I hope my blue
Stays clear of you…
If you can,
If you might
Forgive me Moon
For missing you, xox
© 2020 Michelle Kogan
This poem needs a picture of Dear Moon…
Jama Rattigan at her delicious, and illustrious blog Jama’s Alphabet Soup is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday roundup! She’s serving up some yummy chocolate cookies in poetry and images. Stop by for a bite and more poetry goodness…
Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.
Oh, lovely! Each poem and illustration is a delight. Lollygagging is such a fun word! – and I love the phraseology of your moon poem.
Thanks Kat, I’m needing some lighter fair lately, and Moon never tires of inspiring me…
Love the ‘lollygagging’ & ‘lollipops’, Michelle, but especially your fun wordplay writing to the moon, “yester-night” & “More a-bright”. You’ve added to my moon poem love!
Thanks Linda, I’ll share the credit with Moon who crept into my imagination and captured me again late one night.
Lovely mix of poem and illustration, as always. Like the others I love lollygagging.
Two lovely, lovely poems. Lollipop Tulips….I think you are on to a bigger theme here….what other candies are flowers? I’ll be on the look out today.
And, ‘Dear Moon’ is really wonderful. Could I please use it with my students? I love how it’s a letter poem with such rich language….”More-a-bright” is fantastic.
I’ve had a blast writing with you on #poemsofpresence. I definitely feel more connected with daily writing and responding.
Thanks Linda, I’m happy to share it with your students. I may be turning it into part of a comic poem, for a prompt that’s due soon.
These are lovely! I especially like the conversation between moon and viewer.
Thanks Liz, it has lots of time to ponder 🤔 up there…
Lollipops and Lallygagging are two wonderful la, la words! And as always, I love your illustrations. Dear Moon conversation was me this week. Somehow I missed the super moon.
Moon 🌝 beamed it’s wonder even on the second night, happy I caught a bit then, thanks Margaret!
Michelle, lollygagging is one of my favorite words. You brought back the fun of engaging in pure fun and joy during a day. Being outside in nature’s arms brings back thoughts of summers with my Nonnie. Your poems and illustrations bring joy to my morning. Thank you.
Michelle, would you like to offer mid-May to #NatureNurtures2020 Gallery? If so, can you please add it to the padlet at https://padlet.com/cvarsalona/eg1xn0hxilua.
It’s in your padlet, thanks Carol!
I lost internet since yesterday afternoon and just got it back, so let me check, Michelle. Thanks in advance.
I think I will think about the moon differently now. It’s not right to miss such a show! I love both your poems and of course, your stunning art work.
Must join the chorus of folks who love lollipop and lollygag! Such charming words always bring a smile. I love your conversation with the moon, especially when she says, “You’re in my few/I count on you.” That affection feels so reassuring. Delightful watercolors too!!
“yester-moon” & “lollygagging” love.
you are a lyrical poet & a vibrant visual artist, Michelle.
appreciations for this may lift – so needed.
Lovely… both poems and illustrations… thanks.
Lollipop tulips and lollygagging…lovely and Dear Moon, I feel that so much. Love the illustrations.
I LOVE the conversation with the moon!
What a playful, colorful post this week, Michelle! I was surprised to find Lollipop and Moon in separate poems…I may need to put them together, if you don’t mind, in another kind of poem…hope your blue shifts to moon abright this week!
For some reason I feel really guilty about missing the flower moon— maybe because I heard it will be the last super moon for quite some time, maybe because this pandemic has made me feel, generally, like anything I can’t see from my window is too much effort. It’s pretty sad to hear myself say that, but your moon painting and poem does make me feel a bit better, Michelle. Thanks. 🙂
I’m happy Moon 🌝 has lifted your spirits, you’re probably in that few Moon counts on too… xo