Category Archives: Haiku

Poetry Friday–ZYGO-WONDER, poem & painting

Happy Poetry Friday! My beautiful zygocactus begged me to take a break this week and capture her in color and words… The little elf on my shoulder kept whispering in my ear, you have new holiday cards to post, and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Fall Surprise… Haikus

Happy Poetry Friday! november backyardbearded surprise, but will youbloom in time… © 2021 Michelle Kogan And look here comes color… but I don’t know if she will open because snow is coming too…Oh by the way, she didn’t bloom in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Holiday Lights & “This Photo Wants to be…”

hanukkah lights spreadglowing warmth, like familyleaning in for hugs © 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a couple short poems today as I’m busy preparing for a Holiday Show, the Evanston Art Center’s 19th Annual Winter Arts … Continue reading

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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–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–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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Poetry Friday – Summer Poem Swap & Villanelle Prompt

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I’m happy to share my Gorgeous Summer Poetry Swap art and poem written and painted by Iphigene Daradar in the Philippines. I received my poetry swap from Iphigene last week via email, and serendipitously I sent … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Father’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Father’s Day with a new poem and older haiku. Father’s and families woven together over generationsfilled with traditions old and new, adapt to time while holding fast to families integrity. Father’s and families grow together … Continue reading

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