Poetry Friday–More #haikuforhope

Virginia Flowering Dogwood, Haiga Print, © Michelle Kogan, pen and ink and watercolor.

Happy Poetry Friday!

I’m sharing some haiku, haiga, and bookmarks today. This haiga print was part of my package that I sent to Tricia Stohr-Hunt for this summer’s poem swap. It’s available in my Etsy Shop as a print and also as a bookmark. Tricia had written a post about the changes going on in Virginia, and my poem picks up on that…

virginia dogwood draped in dainty petticoats anticipates change…
© 2020 Michelle Kogan

Below are a few of the daily haikus I’ve written this week for #haikuforhope, but didn’t have time to post…

Sherbet sky sang a
goodnight lullaby and tucked
city in tight…
© 2020 Michelle Kogan

hope grows in tree-roots
connect-talk to each other’s
diverse perspectives…
© 2020 Michelle Kogan

green-golden leaves
catch sun’s light, hold on, and
release foresight…
© 2020 Michelle Kogan

scotch pine’s needles
ripple-wave november, but
barely move her base
© 2020 Michelle Kogan

Wishing all in the US and beyond who celebrate
A Happy Thanks Giving, Peace, and Health!

Linda Baie at her forever flowing blog of poetry and books, Teacher Dance is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday roundup, thanks for hosting Linda! She has a lovely poem inviting us to view a new poetry anthology about the ocean… FRIENDS & ANEMONES OCEAN POEMS FOR CHILDREN.

Visit Renée LaTulippe at 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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12 Responses to Poetry Friday–More #haikuforhope

  1. Hi dear Michelle! You poem sing and artwork print bring us a beautiful world to embrace, especially in enhanced days of Giving Thanks. I will remember “Sherbet sky” for a long time. After visiting with your Poetry Foundation forms & features group digitally, I can see how it is so nourishing. Your presentation there was a gift to all. I can tell you are already thanks-giving!

  2. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, the sherbert sky haiku is a beautiful poem of hope. Life goes on as nature unfolds and folds in each day. We need to find the peace of the outdoors and bring it into our lives. You captured this in your digital inspirations today. Thanks for starting my day off with peace.

  3. jama says:

    Such lovely offerings today, Michelle, As a Virginian, I especially appreciated your dogwood haiga, and that sherbet sky is gorgeous!

  4. lindabaie says:

    That dogwood haiga is really gorgeous, Michelle! I enjoyed reading all your responses for hope, but this last one, wow! It says everything: scotch pine’s needles/ripple-wave november, but
    barely move her base. Thank you! Crossing fingers for these next few weeks & enjoy your weekend & holiday!

  5. janicescully says:

    I love your work, Michelle! I particularly love dogwood and the way you create your book marks. I enjoyed your haiku and photos. So much detail in your leaf photo.

  6. Your artwork is next level, Michelle. I’m loving the bookmarks. And your turn of phrase: “Sherbet sky” is fabulous. I will never look at a sunset the same way again. Thank you for all the goodness. 🙂

  7. Mitchell Linda says:

    What gorgeous painting, Michelle. Those petticoats! I agree with Bridget about sherbet sky…delicious.

  8. maryleehahn says:

    Thank you for sharing your week’s #poeticdiversions. My favorite is “hope grows in tree-roots.” I need to read Peter Wohlleben’s book again soon!

  9. mbhmaine says:

    So beautiful, Michelle! I love the delicacy of your dogwood painting, and I’m also a huge fan of those tree-roots connect-talking.

  10. These are lovely, Michelle. I especially adore “catch sun’s light, hold on,” and “scotch pine’s needles
    ripple-wave november”…gorgeous!

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