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Poetry Friday–Semipalmated Sandpipers

Semipalmated sandpiper WIP, © 2018 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been back and forth to our beach this last week, watching these wonderful small semipalmated sandpipers as they migrate through the Chicago area enroute to their winter home in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-IMPERFECT poems about mistakes: an anthology for middle schoolers

Happy Poetry Friday! With September already here, and the school year underway, I thought what a better time to pause and focus on this wonderful poetry anthology by Tabatha Yeatts, IMPERFECT poems about mistakes: an anthology for middle schoolers. In … Continue reading

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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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Poetry Friday–Blooms, haiku, and sketch

  cottage garden blooms beauty waves her petals, care for her fragile gifts. © 2018 Michelle Kogan My hanging petals reminded me of a summer poem by the Bard a.k.a. William Shakespeare, and here it is set to music. Ariel’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–More Monarchs & Bees

    Happy Poetry Friday! I’m posting early as I’m on my way to Door County, WI. I think the monarchs may become more scarce soon as the milkweed flowers are almost finished blooming. A few more pics from my … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 25 haiku & watercolor

yellow dillies where’re your bees? bothered by false sun’s chill… © 2018 Michelle Kogan On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 17 haiku and WIP watercolor

transfixed by indoor tulips, sparrow waits patiently… © 2018 Michelle Kogan On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far: Poem one– … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Layers and Snow Sketch

Pencil sketch, © 2017 Michelle Kogan.  Taken from a pic of my sister and I when we were packed into many, many, many layers! (p.s. I’m in the front.) Happy Poetry Friday! I have to admit the poems I’m sharing … 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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