Poetry Friday–Haikus, Stars, & Poem Walks…

Star-sparkle for Linda Mitchell, © Michelle Kogan

For Linda Mitchell

august morning star
stirs hope and wonder,
spread her sparkle…

© Michelle Kogan

More: Star-sparkle for Linda Mitchell, © Michelle Kogan

Can’t help thinking about Linda Mitchell when I see my morning glories with their beautiful star pattern…

Happy Poetry Friday!

Busy week, so I’ve been writing haikus when out on walks…

between coughs and
gossip nature waits, wind wafts
and critters scurry…

catalpa pods float
through flute-filled air, gracious they
wait with sky for fall.

august wind swept in
bouncing ball stopped by
bike wizzed– sorry…

All poems, drafts, ©2022 Michelle Kogan

Dave at his blog Leap of Dave, is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Dave, 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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12 Responses to Poetry Friday–Haikus, Stars, & Poem Walks…

  1. Linda Mitchell says:

    Oh, my goodness! I saw that word star and my fingers clicked on it before I even knew what I was doing and then….THEN I just opened up onto this beautiful morning glory–with a command to spread my sparkle. What a fortunate lady you are to have these beauties right outside your door…and me? I’m the lucky one that you thought of me and shared with all of us. Mwah! Hugs to you! I’ll be back just to open up this page and get that lovely eyefull of morning glory again! Thanks so much!

  2. Susan T. says:

    A beautiful morning glory with its own haiku!

  3. Dear Michelle, you are an august morning star. Thank you! xo

  4. lindabaie says:

    Thanks for sharing your own star morning glories & for Linda M., too. I guess we all think of her when seeing ‘stars’! I don’t have them but fondly remember ours when I was growing up, Michelle. I like your ‘capture’ haikus from the walks, like “between coughs and /gossip nature waits” – wonderful!

  5. The morning glory photo takes my breath away! Love your haikus reminding me that nature waits. I’m less patient, I admit, as another week or dry heat reigns here. I know fall is around the corner…sigh. Many thanks!

  6. rosecappelli says:

    Spectacular photo! Thanks for sharing your photos and haikus.

  7. Tabatha says:

    Gorgeous star-lit/starlet morning glories! Hope your husband is doing well.

  8. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, thank you for filling my nature-friendly mind with beautiful haikus. August has been a lovely month and now it is ready to introduce fall. In Cape May, I also saw a star that I photographed for Linda. Since I just came back from the trip, I have not penned anything for Linda yet but your star-sparkle word is so perfect for her that I may lift it.

  9. What a stunning photo and lovely haiku to go with it. I love the idea of spreading the star-sparkle!

  10. Oh, I see and hear and feel the sights and sounds of your walks, Michelle. So calming!

  11. mbhmaine says:

    Those morning glories are stunning and I love how you connected them to stars and Linda M! I also enjoyed your collection of haikus and your determination to keep writing even when everything is busy. I’ll need to keep that in mind in the coming weeks!

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