Poetry Friday–Quick Fall Post…

Mocha Moon Flower Petal, © 2022, Michelle Kogan, pen sketch.

Happy Poetry Friday & Happy Fall

Stopping in quickly to wish all a Happy Fall!
It’s been a busy week and another ahead of me– Something new is brewing…
I’ll fill you in on the why’s perhaps next week…
But for now here’s my first sijo poem, courtesy of friend and poet Jan Godown Annino, as she shared Linda Sue Park’s book of sijo poems a while back, Tap Dancing on the Roof, it’s wonderful!!!
A sijo has three lines, and each line has 14-16 characters. The first line introduces the poem, the second line expands on it, and the third line has a twist, “humor or irony, an unexpected image, a pun, or play on words.”


I fell a day before Fall, her last mocha moon memory.

She embraced each of us, our buds, swell, and our big beautiful blooms.

Now, we’ll both winter-wait, perhaps patiently, but perhaps not…

© 2022 Michelle Kogan draft

Stop by Rose Cappelli’s blog Imagine the Possibilities for the Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks for hosting Rose!

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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8 Responses to Poetry Friday–Quick Fall Post…

  1. rosecappelli says:

    Thank you, Michelle. I’m not familiar with the sijo form, so thanks for sharing it. I love the sound of “We’ll both winter-wait…” Looking forward to hearing your news.

  2. lindabaie says:

    Hope you will find a little ‘downtime’ on the weekend, Michelle. I have this book & yes, it is wonderful! I love your goodbye poem, and the phrase “winter-wait”. Now we begin that slow slide to it. Thanks & Happy Autumn!

  3. janicescully says:

    Hi Michelle. I’ll have to find that book and explore this form. Thanks for suggesting that to me and for sharing your mocha moon bloom, so large and wavy and a little indecisive. 🙂

  4. jama says:

    Nice job with the sijo, Michelle! Esp. like “winter-wait.” Looking forward to hearing about what you’re up to. Happy Autumn!

  5. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle, not only did you present us with a marvelous sijo poem (winter-wait is a great combination word) but the sketch is beautiful. I can’t wait to hear your news!

  6. Love this. I particularly love “winter-wait.”

  7. Linda Mitchell says:

    Sing it, sister! “Busy” is the word of the day, the week, the month. I’m swooning over “mocha bloom” and “winter-wait.” Wishing you a bit of rest amid your busy.

  8. This is beautiful and – oh, so many forms to learn! I will have to check out Linda’s book. Thanks.:)

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