Category Archives: Children’s Illustration & Writing

Poetry Friday–Robins for Earth Day 2021

robin dreams of catalpa canopies, summer’s secret solace © 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Earth Day with thoughts about how we can help our friend Robin. The counts of Robins are down in the cities, mainly due … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Woodpeckers for #NPM & New Mom’s Day Card

Happy Poetry Friday! I ‘m continually taken by our fine feathered Downy woodpecker friends. They don’t fly away and come back, but take residence here all winter long. Last week I heard an unfamiliar bird call I was trying to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–#NPM 2021: Spring

Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month! Spring plants are emerging, and I’m waiting on my backyard milkweed to push-on-through the soil… And then monarchs come. This week I’m celebrating with Spring poems that I’ve been writing for NPM. I’m … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2021–haiku and sparrow

sparrow’s sweet chee cheewon’t din morning’s train, but perseveres with friends © 2021 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday–April National Poetry Month

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy National Poetry Month! I’m sharing all things Spring, with poems and art for the opening of National Poetry Month! LILAC BUDS Lilac buds prickle me alive. Spring hides inside small buds,curling inside each unfurled floweret. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Dizain Poem & Environmental Callings

Happy Poetry Friday I’ve taken up the Poetry Sisters March challenge of writing a dizain poem for closing out the month of March. Look for more dizain poems with the hashtag #PoetryPals. DIZAIN FOR SPRING Spring springs discombobulating senses. Teasing … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Spring & Actions for Hate Crimes

Happy Poetry Friday and Welcome SPRING! Trying to welcome Spring, though Spring has decided to temporarily take leave, I hear she may return next week. Anyway, here’s a poem for Spring Crocus’ and a WIP watercolor with bits of white … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Poetry & More…

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Women’s History Month! In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m sharing a golden shovel poem built from Margarita Engle’s prose piece, The Care and Feeding of Poetry, that’s featured in this months Poetry Foundation’s, Poetry … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Metaphor

Happy Poetry Friday! For my post this week I took on the prompt that the Poetry Sisters offered,–including Laura Purdie Salas, Tanita Davis and more… To write a poem using metaphor from either the game with Metaphor Dice, or to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-“Creative Brain”

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been participating in Laura Shovan’s 9th Annual February Poetry Project, where we write a poem a day during February. This year our poem prompt focus is the body. My Poem-Drawing here is from a prompt this … Continue reading

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