Category Archives: Holidays

Poetry Friday-Poems and a Sale

Morning Glories on porch, © 2018 Michelle Kogan, Greeting Card, watercolor and watercolor pencil Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Summers End! Today I’m sharing a mix of this and that … to accompany this transitional time between end of summer … Continue reading

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4th of July–haiku & art

have a multi-  racial-rainbow July 4th celebration! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday: Responsibility and Freedom

For this 4th of July Poetry Friday I’m thinking about Responsibility and Freedom. I’m sharing a poem, some art and a taste from the Charles White art exhibit now at The Art Institute of Chicago. If you are here in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day

  Earth Goddess, Bitten and Banana Tree, endangered species, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! Karen Edmisten is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup this week on her blog, thanks Karen! I’m sharing a tanka poem in memory of my … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Lee Bennett Hopkins Birthday Bash! and #NaPoWriMo day 13

  A Celebration of Jubilation of Historical Consideration! With Bookish Balloons and Wild Wacky Words, Marvelous Metaphors and Scrumptious  Similes! Stir them Shake them Stick them In a Pan Dim the Lights Drum Roll  Please… It’s  A Birthday Bash for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Limerick & Sweetheart Show

Happy Poetry Friday and Groundhog Day! Step right up, I’m hawking my art for a small show and here’s a limerick to catch your interest: There once was a poet Michelle who was a skilled artist as well, she made … Continue reading

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New Years sketch and haiku

  morning forecast– minus four plus ten, steamy  six bright new years sun!   © 2018 Michelle Kogan   Happy New Years!

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Poetry Friday–Bid Farewell Old Year

Welcoming Poetry Friday, this last one of the year,  with a simple adieu to 2017 and a humble hello to 2018–with a tanka and a poem by W. S. Merwin, To The New Year. BID FAREWELL OLD YEAR Look upon … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: ‘Twas the Eve of X-Mass–WIP

  One of Saint Nick’s well Reindeer, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! I believe my poem for this week was heavily influenced by the very bad sinus infection I’ve had. The poem is a WIP, a take on … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Potpourri: Hanukkah & Winter Poetry Swap

lights of eight sage branches stretch and reach skyward for freedom! ©2017 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday, and Happy Hanukkah! Last week on Saturday I recieved my winter poetry swap package in the mail. It couldn’t have come at a … Continue reading

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