Category Archives: Holidays

Poetry Friday—Mother’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Mother’s Day with poems and art! BLUEBELLS FOR MOTHER’S DAY For Mother’s Day I give to youpretty periwinkle bluebells,with music velvety as lambs earsto soften away days discord,and floppy large leavesspreading out like arms embracing … Continue reading

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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—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–New Year 2021!

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy New Year!!! Here we are turning a new page, taking a new breath, a new sigh… NEW YEAR New Year New Word New World New England New Orleans New York New Delhi New Guinea New … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Winter Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday I’m sharing a Winter Poem Swap gift and poem, from the collage artist extraordinaire Linda Mitchell. Linda has grown a garden for me chock full of words and nested in a collaged seed packet; a collaged bookmark–complete … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here, dusted in Stardust!

Happy Poetry Friday! The Poetry Friday Roundup is Here! Please add your link below In this dark time of year when light is scarce, I like looking up to the sky for hope and inspiration. Before bed each night, I … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Hanukkah

HANUKKAH YOU’RE  HERE… Hanukkah, your haloing glow creeps up on us each year… Sometimes early, sometimes late sometimes just right. You follow moon’s lunar calendar– But, most of us work-crazed creaturesfollow work-crazed Gregorian calendars. Here you are again early in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Blueness

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a short post, sharing some Blue Chicago art and poetry both available in my Etsy Shop, and for any local Chicago friends at the Evanston Art Center’s Winter EXPO 2020 Show–open through 12-20-20. Early … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–More #haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some haiku, haiga, and bookmarks today. This haiga print was part of my package that I sent to Tricia Stohr-Hunt for this summer’s poem swap. It’s available in my Etsy Shop as a print and … Continue reading

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