Happy Poetry Friday
National Poetry Month!
Jone Rush MacCulloch is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog, Jone Rush MacCulloch. She has a treasure trove of bubbling poetry goodness to offer, so do stop by her post.
Yikes… the Progressive Poem is quickly coming to it’s conclusion, and will be doing that right here on my post tomorrow, Saturday, April 30th. I’m including a list of the stops below.
Whoah! where did this month g-o-o-o-o-! Well wherever it skedaddled off to I did have fun with this challenging poetry prompt from the Poetry Sisters to create a metaphor dice poem in the style of Taylor Mali. Many Thanks to you all, Tanita, Mary Lee, Laura, Liz, Andi, Sara, and Tricia. And to find more of these poems look for them tagged with #PoetryPals. My poem’s path lead me on a more serious route…
And my words from the metaphor dice are: Loss/Flawed/Lens.
HEED EARTH’S CRY
Loss closes a flawed lens
of ill-managed, missed opportunities
for earth’s climate, racing to survive.
We can still help, and keep
our earth’s celsius temps
from climbing even higher.
Take one baby step:
United Nations Environment Programme
find different ways to help.
Take one more baby step,
Visit an offshoot of UNEP:
Count Us In
And pick a project to begin.
Download a copy of the
IPCC Sixth Assessment Report,
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Yes, it’s long, skim it,
ponder it, read parts.
I’m like you–
Your average overwhelmed individual.
But hey, we can do this together.
Remember—Take one baby step,
Go For It
we only have
© 2022 Michelle Kogan
Here are a couple new Mother’s Day Cards that are available in my online Etsy Shop.
One parting thought… Avian Bird-flu is spreading through different parts of the US. It’s been recommended in my area Chicago, that we unfortunately stop feeding and providing birdbaths until at least the end of May. They don’t think it’s affecting songbirds, but they want us to help out to keep the flu from growing and getting even larger. I read that it’s okay to have your hummingbird feeders out though. I look forward to replacing water for the birds when I can. Here’s a link to an article specific to Illinois: “Take Down Bird Feeders, Baths Until Threat of Bird Flu Passes, Illinois Wildlife Officials Say”
2022 Progressive Poem Stops:
1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe Blog
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing