Poetry Friday–Time & Star Postcard

Who Knows Where the Time Goes… © 2022 Michelle Kogan, Pencil drawing and digital color.

Happy Poetry Friday

My poem today is from another of the poem prompts from author and poet Laura Shovan for her 10th Annual February Poetry Project that I’m participating in. The prompt was offered by author and poet, Patricia Valdata, and as part of the prompt we were given the song Who Know Where the Time Goes.


If I could reach my hand
in between time’s layers
and reach into my life
to that time of 
coffeehouse-folk venues
feeling free
feeling invincible
yet so vulnerable
at any moment…
I’d wear those same
wire, curly, swirly bangle earrings,
gathered floral blouse and blue jeans,
with notebook and 
drawing pencil
always within reach,
and  follow my hearts
all over
the time goes,
but who knows where…

© 2022 Michelle Kogan

Who Knows Where the Time Goes– title borrowed from: Sandy Denny’s song.

Here’s an interesting article on Sandy Denny.

I received one more beautiful New Years Postcard from Linda Mitchell. I love the layered, textural, surface it has, it goes with the layered stars in the night sky… I also like the ending line in the Sara Teasdale poem, “There will be stars forever while we sleep.” Many thanks Linda as I’m a nightly star gazer I’m enjoying it immensely!

Linda Mitchell Winter Poster Card © 2022

Laura Purdie Salas at her blog, Small Reads For Brighter Days is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Laura! Laura has a brand new book coming out, WE BELONG that she’s sharing, along with a book release invite, 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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15 Responses to Poetry Friday–Time & Star Postcard

  1. Jim Wingrove says:

    nice ❤️

  2. Elisabeth says:

    Thanks for sharing your art and poem and inspiration with us today!

  3. lindabaie says:

    I loved that poem, Michelle, and that you illustrated it, too. It’s nice to return to our early moments with happiness and you show that with every detail. Thanks!

  4. katswhiskers says:

    You’ve captured time so well, Michelle. Lovely detail of ‘wire, curly, swirly bangle earrings,
    gathered floral blouse and blue jeans’.
    Linda’s collage compilations are always wonderful.

  5. Beautifully done, Michelle! And I adore Linda’s stars! xo

  6. Bridget Magee says:

    Your poem is time well spent, Michelle.
    “reach my hand
    in between time’s layers” – wow! 🙂

  7. janicescully says:

    Along with Ruth’s post, you bring us more stars and a future of unknown possibility that I remember. “feeling free /
    feeling invincible/ yet so vulnerable.”

  8. Oh, these are both so beautiful. I only know this song through the Susanna Hoffs/Matthew Sweet version, which I love. It’s wonderful to hear the original. Your poem gave me goosebumps at the end. And that’s how you know you’re living your right life–when you’d do it all over again. And Linda’s gorgeous art–thanks for these gifts this morning!

  9. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, the illustration for your poem has a touch of whimsy-time gone by. I like how you opened your poem with the first 3 lines and continued to think what if. Sandy Dennis’ song adds dimension to your thought, “the time goes,/but who knows where…” I never heard of her but absolutely love her voice. It is sad how amazing song artists have passed on. At least we have their songs to remember. Thanks for sharing Linda’s magical collage work.

  10. jama says:

    Lovely wistful poem, Michelle. So true. Enjoyed your art and Sandy Denny’s music (she’s new to me, believe it or not). 🙂

  11. margaretsmn says:

    Your poem took me back to an easier time. I also relate to being vulnerable. Love the details of the earrings. And Linda’s card is lovely.

  12. Enjoyed drifting back in time with you, Michelle – thanks for sharing all, including your postcard on my blog this week. Echoing the star-love shining from Linda’s creations this year!

  13. maryleehahn says:

    I love getting to know the young you!

  14. haitiruth says:

    Such a lovely post – thank you! Unfortunately the video isn’t available in Latin America – who knows why? Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  15. Sigh… I love the opening words of the opening line: “If I could…” Paired with the song, you gift us with wistfulness. Thank you!

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