you lift my night and sparkles
fill me inside
© Michelle Kogan
HAPPY POETRY FRIDAY!
This month the Poetry Sister’s challenge for the month of July was to write an acrostic poem taken from Maya Angelou’s poem STILL I RISE–the line I used is “Still I’ll rise. Thank you to all the sister’s Tanita, Laura, Mary Lee, Sara, Liz, Andi, and Tricia. Find more of these poems tagged #Poetrypals.
Seal your eyes with summer’s breeze
Till tingles touch and free your woes,
Indulge in midday respite rest and
Lose yourself in shadow-shade-waves.
Linger while clouds camouflage light on
Incandescent dimmers moving up and down,
Listen deep within as still-
Laced leaves dance on tippy top branches barely
Rise, but stir your eye
In effort to stir your heart and fill your
Soul with desire and passion, and
Encourage you, us, all to carry on.
© 2022 Michelle Kogan
For all who followed me last week… My husband is now testing negative for Covid and I’ve continued to test negative, but we are still keeping a good distance for yet a bit longer to ensure a rebound doesn’t occur. Looking forward to unmasking in my home.
So, here’s some positive, happy music…
And, some more happy news…
I’m delighted to share that I have a poem in Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell’s new poetry anthology, THINGS WE FEEL! I loved the adventure of being involved in this books creation. Sending Oodles of appreciations to Janet and Sylvia!!! The book is available at Amazon, Bookshop, and Pomelo Books.
Marcie Flinchum Atkins at her blog Marcie Flinchum Atkins Children’s and YA Writer, is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup this week, thanks Marcie! She’s trying on the Sealey challenge for the month of August, which involves reading one poetry book each day–Wow!!! Be sure to stop by and view her burgeoning book stack…