Category Archives: Holidays

Poetry Friday–Solstice Treasures…

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice I have a menagerie of treasures to share today. I’ve been star gazing for about the last week, late at night and have taken in an abundance of stars via my window. I’m … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Exhibit & #Haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday! This week I’m sharing info on an art exhibit I’m in, and also haikus for December’s call for #haikuforhope. I’m very happy to be a part of this rich-multilayered exhibit: intimate: small works by 9 artists that’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Origin Poem WIP

Happy Poetry Friday!   I’m sharing my first Origin poem. It came out of a poetry workshop I was at a few weeks ago at the Poetry Foundation, here in Chicago. The workshop was on research and how poets incorporate … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Giving flowers of Hope

Happy Poetry Friday! I have been consumed with the unchanging situation of the teens being held, and continuously brought to the Tornillo, TX detention camp, near El Paso. At last count there were 2400 teens between the age of 13 … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– “Thankful for the Moon”

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve thought over this last week about a few things I’m very thankful for, and here they are in my shape-poem-painting. I did a little hunting around for more info on my dear friend Moon, and here … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Holiday Expos & Etsy Shop

Welcome to my Holiday Post Extravaganza with a bit of poetry mixed in too! HOLIDAY FINERY Holidays afoot come view my fine artful fashions, The images I’ve drawn are sure to pique your passions. They’ll sparkle, and they’ll delight you … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day–diamente poem

VETERAN’S LIGHT Light,  unsung worldwide– Start celebrating, remembering  Veteran’s Day Veteran heroes– Honor, embrace, support  stalwart, eternal   illumination. ©2018 Michelle Kogan A diamente poem and art for Veterans past and present around our small world.    

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Poetry Friday–Vote Blue!

Vote Blue, Blue Wave Peace Pumpkin, 10-31-2018, Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! Our Midterm US elections are in less than a week. I’m using this opportunity to encourage all US citizens to take part in their civic duty and get out and … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 31 & #poem

WATCH OUT… pick  your potion… spells in motion,  eels that squeal toes with woes, all’s game that’s lean and green watch out–it’s HALLOWEEN! 2018 Michelle Kogan p.s. remember to VOTE!

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#PoetryFriday-#Inktober2018 Day 5

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Inktober 2018! October first began the event of Inktober, which involves creating and posting an ink drawing each day for the entire month of October. The event has artists and others participating all over the … Continue reading

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