Poetry Friday-Beginnings…

Veronica, WIP, © 2023, Michelle Kogan, pencil and pen and ink.

Happy Poetry Friday

Sneaking in a post in between my morning and evening classes today, another short and sweet, with a cherita poem and WIP artwork.
Looking forward to rejoining all in a much less abbreviated version next week…

Here’s a glimpse into beginnings of my one little word for 2023, can you pick it out?


Ponder between classes

Ponder between
Morning and night

Beginnings of a drawing
Beginnings of a poem.

©2023 Michelle Kogan  draft

Susan Thomsen at her blog Chicken Spaghetti is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Susan! She’s sharing a “VINTAGE” bicycle poem 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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10 Responses to Poetry Friday-Beginnings…

  1. Susan T. says:

    Michelle, I like the way your title flows right into the poem. I like the form (the cherita) and really enjoyed the poem and seeing the beginnings of the art. I can trying a found-language poem using a similar structure.

  2. lindabaie says:

    Some days planning is everything, isn’t it? I’m glad you’re having a break, & thanks for sharing during the break. I think your advice feels very good–imagining the stop, the consideration, the moving on for more. Thanks, Michelle!

  3. Linda Mitchell says:

    This poem is beautiful. And, I adore getting to see a WIP. Seeing how a work is progressing gives me so much to wonder about and anticipate. Your poem illustrates the painting perfectly. Thank you for this.

  4. The idea of sharing a WIP is inspiring. There is always so much more behind a finished piece than what is seen! Thank you! I am guessing your word is ponder! Is that correct? It’s a great action word to remind ourselves to take the time for doing. Thanks, Michelle.

  5. janicescully says:

    The word must be ponder, or perhaps even time, as between classes and other busy things, which is in short supply. 🙂

  6. maryleehahn says:

    Here’s to more pondering!

  7. cvarsalona says:

    May your ponderings lead you on an amazing journey, Michelle. Thank you for sharing a beginning and I look forward to the final project.

  8. How wonderful to pair PONDER with the idea – and images – of a work in process. I am so curious as to why your art this week is titled “Veronica”… something for me to ponder till you circle back and share it with us! Thank you!

  9. I think pondering is such an important part of poem-ing and painting. Look forward to your pondered poems!

  10. Kay Mcgriff says:

    So many things to ponder in your beautiful poem.

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