Category Archives: Holidays

#PoetryFriday–#Inktober, ornaments & new card

  Happy Poetry Friday!  I’m sharing a few poems and quick sketches from the past week for #Inktober2019. The one above has turned into a holiday card (and will be posted soon in my Etsy Shop) with this haiku on … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Inktober day 10 Patterns

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with another haiku to accompany my inktober drawing, WIP. Thinking about our encroaching cold weather and all that fluffy snow that fills the ground…  The prompt word is pattern. nature’s patterns  inspire reflections  mirroring beauty … Continue reading

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#Inktober2019 & three stanza haiku

Prompt: build. My ink wash drawing is my vision of the fabric/curtains that may have draped the first tabernacle so very long ago. TABERNACLES OF LOVE build tabernacles  of love, deep in your heart… growth will sprout where  soil was … Continue reading

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#Inktober2019 Day 8 and haiku

redline full to gills, treading frail forgiveness… © 2019 Michelle Kogan    #Inktober2019 day 8 prompt: frail Thinking about repentance and forgiveness on this Erev Yom Kippur…   Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:    

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#Inktober2019 Day 5 and Haiku

pumpkin palooza– build patience, climb it up towards sky… © Michelle Kogan   #Inktober2019 day 5 prompt: build Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:

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Poetry Friday–Inktober & Halloween Cards

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a dual focus today… First I’m participating in #Inktober2019, and along with the ink drawing I’m writing short poems–mostly haikus. I’m also attempting this year to follow Jake Parker’s prompts, (the originator of Inktober … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–4th of July

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy 4th of July! I’m sharing an acrostic poem for the 4th reflecting on American values. And a poem by Emma Lazarus whose poem “The New Colossus” was engraved on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m reflecting on Father’s for Father’s Day and focusing on Father’s who are no longer with us. DAD In a wink the light of life is out, But between that wink lay a lifetime of memories… Remembering … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Healing Valentine’s

  Happy Poetry Friday   I’ve been writing Valentine haikus this week thinking about all the children and other individuals that have been lost this last year from gun violence. I heard a radio  interview from one of the survivors … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Groundhog & Paradise…

  Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Groundhog Day! The snow and cold is getting to be a bit much even for our friendly critter the groundhog. Last I heard he was ready to up and move his growing family to… … Continue reading

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