Poetry Friday–Video Poem…

Happy Poetry Friday!

I’ve been thinking about all the folks from the tornado this last week, and storms across the country.
We had some rain last week here in Chicago and it prompted my poem. I’m sending thoughts of hope with these gently falling rains to all the folks, their friends and family.

My Video above will be available to view at 12:00 am on Friday 12-17-21.


The waters on my
windshield washed over me
beading up like little jewels
on my windshield
calming me…
Filling with patterns
splotches of color
softly pitter patting
and dripping

© 2021
Michelle Kogan

Jone Rush MacCulloch is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Jone, visit her bog here! She’s sharing news about all different poem prompts this month, and also Winter Poem Swaps, be sure to stop by!

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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14 Responses to Poetry Friday–Video Poem…

  1. Will have to come back to view your video, but wanted to let you know that Jone is hosting this week–I’m up for next week, although somehow thought it was this week. Sorry for causing confusion!
    Love the shape of your calming rain.

  2. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, the weather conditions around the country have been horrific for many families, I am glad that you wrote about calming rain. Creating a video to accompany your thoughts enhanced the poem.

  3. Michelle, you capture the calm we have—to a great extent—had in this part of the Midwest as we’ve heard and watched the frightening storms, fire, and damage elsewhere. Your poem speaks to the calm we can wish and work for…

  4. Wild and deadly weather the poem is wonderful.

  5. janicescully says:

    Lovely video with the sound of the rain and your calm reading of your poem. It has been a dramatic week, so much scary weather. Thanks for sharing!

  6. lindabaie says:

    I love that you made the video, as close as we seem to get with rain lately. It is heartbreaking to see the damage from those tornadoes & to read of those lost. Every day brings news I hate to hear, but I am grateful for my own blessings & help wherever I can. Thanks for bringing rain to us, Michelle. And Merry Christmas to you & your family!

  7. jama says:

    Thanks for the calming poem after last week’s chaos and devastation. So nice to hear your voice and see the little jewels on your windshield. 🙂

  8. bmagee10 says:

    Love the rain accompaniment to your poem, Michelle. ‘Jewels’ indeed. 🙂

  9. Linda KulpTrout says:

    Michelle, I enjoyed the video and the soothing words in your poem. Loved hearing your voice! Happy holidays! Linda

  10. maryleehahn says:

    The sound of the rain and your voice, the blurred images and your words — what a poem! All of it!!

  11. Linda Mitchell says:

    Oh, I love that sound of the rain on the top of the car. Such a soothing sound. Beautiful words paired to the sound of rain…make this sooooooo pretty. Thanks for the beauty in a storm.

  12. Oooh, that’s cool. The images looks like Turner could have painted them…had he lived in the 21st century. I like the drip of the “down”s at the poem’s end, too.

  13. perfectly recreated feeling

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