Category Archives: Children’s Illustration & Writing

Poetry Friday–Art Exhibit + Summer Poem Swap

Nurture Nature and Women’s Body-Health RightsPromote Persistence, Science, & Equity!Save Women & Our Earth!© 2022 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! The mixed-media drawing here is featured in the group exhibit: Our Bodies, Our Health: Navigating the Wars Within and Around … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Definito Poem Prompt

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a definito poem this week, from the Poetry Sister’s September poem prompt. Thanks Heidi Mordhorst for creating this form! And thanks to all the Poetry Sister’s for the prompt: Laura, Tanita, Mary Lee, Liz, Kelly, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Quick Fall Post…

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 … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Hummingbird

Happy Poetry Friday! I caught a few moments of a lovely female ruby-throated hummingbird while painting outside last week… Ruby-throated hummingbird hovers by my sidewith windmill-wingsand inquisitive eyes, eyes that gaze into minewithout a wink, in steady linetill body side-juts … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–”The BOP” Milkweed, & Summer Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem this week is from the Poetry Sister’s August Challenge, which was to write a poem with the poem form: The Bop. You can mosey on over here to view the basic structure for this poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Haikus, Stars, & Poem Walks…

Star-sparkle For Linda Mitchell august morning star stirs hope and wonder, spread her sparkle… © 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 … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Summer Garden Treasures, and more “Things We Feel”

Happy Poetry Friday! This week I’m sharing some treasures from my backyard garden… ZUCCHINI ODE(To A Favorite Vegie!) Zucchini how’d you grow like that? Curving like a crescent moon. Maybe you came from up above from a seed dropped by … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Firefly, Acrostic Maya Angelou, & New Pomelo book–THINGS WE FEEL

hey firefly…you lift my night and sparklesfill me inside © Michelle Kogandraft HAPPY POETRY FRIDAY! This month the Poetry Sister’s challenge for the month of July was to write an acrostic poem taken from Maya Angelou’s poem STILL I RISE–the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–4th of July

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy 4th! I thought about family, as my family will be gathering this weekend, and it made me think of the song here, Family Affair. I’m sharing poems reflecting on the 4th, and the hearings unfolding… … Continue reading

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