Happy Poetry Friday!
I’m sharing a little left over summertime before we dive into winter, in celebration of last weeks election results and a Poetry Reading that’s coming up next week.
Next Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm, CST
I have the honor of participating in
A Poetry Foundation,
Forms and Features Poetry Reading.
I have been participating in the Poetry Foundation’s poetry workshops, here in Chicago for a number of years. The foundation has invited online participants to take part in reading some of our poetry at an online reading. The event is happening live, and I will be reading two poems, one is about a moonflower. We are all participating virtually online. I’m looking forward to the event and am so grateful to my instructor and accomplished poet Maggie Queeney, who leads us in these fabulous workshops at the Poetry Foundation!
Here’s the Poetry Foundation’s link for the event and for registration.
Here are a few of the haikus I’ve written this past week, tagged with #haikuforhope and #poeticdiversion
cool fall air crawls through
my window and begs me to
begin my morning…
©2020 Michelle Kogan
songbird came by
she stole away my heart with
longing and wonder…
© 2020 Michelle Kogan
I wrote a poem this morning for Margaret Simon’s This Photo Wants to be a Poem post. The photo prompt is an image that poet Laura Purdie Salas took of “grass in a park across the street from her house.” It’s very tall grasses making a series of arches. You can check out the image at Margaret’s post, and the history of these Wednesday night/Thursday morning prompts originally started by Laura as 15 Words or Less poems. Thanks to both Margaret and Laura! Here’s my quick poem:
Crowned garlands curve
and invite you through skies
Brim with blue
© 2020 Michelle Kogan
Forgive my very sparse show on this weeks Poetry Friday, as I finish my art inventory for the Evanston Art Center’s Holiday 2020 Art EXPO show, and attend a local online art and writing SCBWI conference.
Robyn Hood Black, an astute and accomplished haiku writer of all forms is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday roundup, at her blog Life on the Deckle Edge, thanks Robyn! Robyn mentioned last week she’ll be featuring some “HOP TO IT fun & poetic holiday gift ideas,” be sure to stop by.
Visit Renée LaTulippe at No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.