Poetry Friday–September & Ladybugs…

Happy Poetry Friday!

I’m looking for that breath, that break, pause, between summer and fall… I haven’t found it yet, but I like September’s changes reminding me to keep on looking.

evening sky grows a
wee bit darker each day, and
autumn settles in…

© 2022 Michelle Kogan

september moon
bewitch, beguiles, but sometimes
slips away too soon…

© 2022 Michelle Kogan

For Lovely Ladybugs Everywhere

Hang’n out on this stalk
sure beats bathtub walk.

One of your relations
had a tub view too

but for that little bug…
I fear it was their final view.

Though here you are
climbing away

free as any September day
carrying on, on your way

as if nothing unusual
ever happened today…

© 2022 Michelle Kogan

I’m building a closer kinship with these lovely ladybugs as they’ve helped me all summer long with my milkweed and other plants. They have such strength and determination and are a marvel to watch too!

Here’s a detail from Ladybug by the Lake archival print available in my Etsy Shop:

Carol Varsalona at her bog Beyond LiteracyLink is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Carol, I’m looking forward to your post!

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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11 Responses to Poetry Friday–September & Ladybugs…

  1. cvarsalona says:

    I love that song, Michelle. While grandmasitting today for my sick little 2 1/2-year-old, she said I don’t like that song, Grandma. What a beautiful photo of the moon. I was just commenting on its beauty tonight in Virginia. Your art print is beautiful nd I love your little ladybug – adorable accompanying poem. Would you like to add your photo and 2nd haiku to the Poetryliscious Padlet?

  2. I found my pause in your lovely summer haikus, Michelle.

  3. lindabaie says:

    I love the song, too, thanks for the memory, Michelle. I’ve seen a few of those ladybugs lately, too. The moon is full tonight, can’t wait! Thanks for the September beauty as “autumn settles in”! We’ve had a cold front arrive during the night, from 99 to 70, heavenly!

  4. jama says:

    Thanks for the September joy. EWAF is the perfect backdrop for the wonders of ladybugs and bewitching, beguiling moons. Get up and dance!!

  5. macrush53 says:

    I really enjoyed your poem about the moon. And hooray for ladybugs!

  6. maryleehahn says:

    You captured all the vibes of this not-quite-summer not-quite-fall time known as September. Change is in the air, the moon is full but the days shorten, and we sing our gardens’ (and our ladybugs’) praises even as they fade from their glory.

  7. Linda Mitchell says:

    I’ve been playing September and singing along (badly) a lot already. It’s the earworm of this month. LOL. And, what a great ladybug poem. They really ARE so helpful as well as the cutest bugs ever.

  8. Karen Edmisten says:

    I’m beginning to feel that “settling in” of autumn feeling. Had a distince, “The season is changing” feeling while on a walk the other day. Lovely poems to capture the feeling, Michelle!

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