Category Archives: Children’s Illustration & Writing

Poetry Friday—#Birdtober: American Woodcock

Happy Poetry Friday! Well I’m down to doing about one or two #Birdtober, #Inktober art/poems per week. Teaching, prepping for a holiday show, and life in general is only allowing me to squeeze in a few—but I’m having so much … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Birdtober–Inktober–Art Exhibit

Happy Poetry Friday! My feathered friend here, Fox Sparrow is helping me celebrate all things wonderful about Fall. One very special area, my father’s Birthday, October 13th. My dad passed five years ago shortly after his birthday and each year … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Common Yellowthroat & Rail

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing two poems that I worked on this week from the #Birdtober challenge, along with some art to accompany them. The Lady Yellowthroat above is brand new and for #Inktober. I’ve been posting any #Birdtober and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Swifts

Happy Poetry Friday!Happy October, #Birdtober, & #Inktober! Alas, so many opportunities to fill October with… Inking and painting and writing poems about birds…Catching a few glimpses of our migrating feathered friends.I’m looking forward to fitting in a few on Poetry … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Rondelet

Happy Poetry Friday! Last week I was taken with Alan J Wright’s Rondelet poem and decided to try one… Thanks Alan for your poem and structure for writing it! I was happy to welcome the structure of this succinct poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday— Bird’s Feeding–Native Chicagoan’s…

Happy Poetry Friday! Last week the new named Poetry Group, the Inklings, including Margaret Simon, Catherine Flynn, Linda Mitchell, Heidi Mordhorst, Molly Hogan, and Mary Lee Hahn, challenged themselves to write ghazal’s for their monthly prompt. Well, I’ve written at … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Summer’s End

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a quick acrostic poem for our changing season and Summer’s end… And a Poem Swap poem and art that I sent to Iphigene Daradar earlier this summer. SEASONS CLIMAX Sunflowers squeeze out profuse buds … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Hang’n out with Pygmy Sloths & Change…

HANG’N OUT WITH CHANGE… If we could be slow as sloths in mangrove trees, could we start thinking about you and we, and bring change for everybody…   © 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’m all in with this friendly … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Apples, Wrens, and Fall…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a poem and WIP watercolor painting. I don’t have a title yet for the poem, it’s very new… Follow nature let her lead you into Falls harvest with abundant apples mimicking earth’s ever-turning roundness. Apples … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Cycling & Breath

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem below was inspired by Margaret Simon’s blog post yesterday for, THIS PHOTO WANTS TO BE A POEM, on her blog Reflections on the Teche. I substituted a bicycle photo of my own, so do drop … Continue reading

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