Category Archives: Holidays

Poetry Friday–RETHINKING THE 4th

  Happy Poetry Friday! I was in a quandary about this post as we approach the 4th of July weekend and its celebrations. My views on July 4th as independence day have changed. If we are as a country, as … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day and Change

Happy Poetry Friday Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s out there, and in our memories… And for June 19th, Juneteenth Sign a petition Visit nextgen america and sign their petition to have Juneteenth, “Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Black Fourth of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Birthday bash and Cards…

bees are busy in  my backyard pollinating  between breezes…   Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to my Birthday Bash!  I’m Celebrating with some of my Summer Birthday Cards and Father’s Day Cards. Almost all are available from my online Etsy Shop. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Mother’s Day

geraniums  gently wave yellow sunshine  big bee buzzes by…  © 2020 Michelle Kogan   Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Mother’s Day!   MOM’S Mom’s presence never stops  Juggling 100 different tasks Working Mothering  Sistering  Loving  Fathering  Caring  Sharing  Refereeing  Picker-upper  … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Holidaze & Online Art Classes

Happy Poetry Friday!  Happy Passover!  Happy Easter! Well my #NaPoWriMo project has been eclipsed by many things… the major eclipse has been work–I’ve been preparing to teach two online classes that are starting the week of April 20th. I’ve made … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Leap Year…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m not one to sidestep bad news, however there’s so much out there I’m taking a break and offering a light post on our one in every four year occurrence of Leap Year… My Leap Year poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Snow, Birds, Valentine’s…

  Happy Poetry Friday! Brrr, our temps are plummeting here in Chicago, but along with that we’ve received a lovely sprinkling of snow…  windy, snowy, “brave irene” kinda day, with pine wiggling magic © 2020 Michelle Kogan I’m going to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Peek at Valentine’s Cards & Poems…

  Happy Poetry Friday! Sprinkling some sweetness in the midsts of all… Here are some new and some old Valentines Greeting Cards and poems, all available in my online Etsy Shop: Michelle Kogan Fine Art VALENTINE LOVE xox Love my … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year, New Light, New Activism…

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to 2020… I’ve been thinking about light, change, children, and students, perhaps together they’ll move us in a positive global direction… I have two poems and a bit of music to accompany my pondering thoughts… A … Continue reading

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Last Nature Haiku for 2019

Happy New Years Eve! Here’s my last nature haiku post for 2019, I’ve been tagging my haikus this last month as #natember, and more of my poet friends have been tweeting with #haikuforkindness #haikuforjustice #haikuforhope including: Linda Baie, Jone MacCulloch,  … Continue reading

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