Category Archives: Holidays

Poetry Friday–Bells 🔔 🔔 🔔 & New Years Eve!

🔔 🔔 🔔 HAPPY POETRY FRIDAY! 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! 🔔 🔔 Let’s ring out the old year and ring in the new with lots of bells, and whistles, noise-makers, and lots of poetry too. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Winter Poem Swap & Solstice

Happy Poetry Friday! I received this lovely light filled package of poetry and gifts from my poet friend Carol Varsalona this last week. You wouldn’t know we were both running short on time from the treasures that were exchanged, and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here & Celebrating Holidaze!

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to my Holidaze Poetry Friday Roundup! Please add your links for this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup below with Mister Linky. Hanukkah began this week and more winter Holidays are quickly approaching. I’m sharing a poem and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–ODE TO AUTUMN

Happy Poetry Friday On the heels of Thanksgiving I have an ODE TO AUTUMN poem, offered to us as a prompt by the Poetry Sisters’. And what a grand prompt this was in our month of giving thanks, to offer … Continue reading

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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–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– Wordplay poem: American Redstart, #Inktober, #Birdtober

Happy Poetry Friday I’ve taken the plunge and written a wordplay poem put out as a challenge by the Poetry Sisters… Thanks Tanita S. Davis, Laura Purdie Salas, Mary Lee Hahn, et al. Find more of these poems tagged with … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Rondelet

Happy Poetry Friday! Last week I was taken with Alan J Wright’s Rondelet poem and decided to try one… Thanks Alan for your poem and structure for writing it! I was happy to welcome the structure of this succinct poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–July 4th

Happy Poetry Friday!And Happy 4th of July! Here’s a short diamante poem to contemplate on and celebrate the Fourth of July… I thought of a diamante because of it’s diamond shape which reminds me of stars and fireworks, crackling in … 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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