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Poetry Friday–Lobelia and Fall…

  Happy Poetry Friday! I had a week off in between my summer and fall classes that I teach, and tried to fit in a little bit of painting… My hearts still in summer but the leaves that are falling … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Summer Poem Swap & Thanks

Happy Poetry Friday! Tabatha Yeatts created a “glowing” acrostic poem-bookmark for me for the Summer Poetry Swap, thanks so much Tabatha, and thanks for organizing the swap again this summer too, xo! She used some of my art as the … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Trees…

Happy Poetry Friday!  We are celebrating Trees this week, from a call for tree themed poetry from fellow poet, lover of nature, and blogger Christie Wyman. Christie is also hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Wondering and … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–New Poet Laureate & “Solstice Amis”

Happy Poetry Friday! I was happy to hear that Joy Harjo is our new United States Poet Laureate. Her life of being a multitalented artist–poet, musician, and playwright, and her poetry all speak to me resoundingly. I’m sharing one of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m reflecting on Father’s for Father’s Day and focusing on Father’s who are no longer with us. DAD In a wink the light of life is out, But between that wink lay a lifetime of memories… Remembering … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Naomi Shihab Nye– “Kindness” & Nature

Milkweed, Hollyhock, Monarchs, Bee, and Dragonfly, © 2016 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! Our Host this week is Mary Lee Hahn. Mary Lee is celebrating Naomi Shihab Nye–and asked us all to join in. I took … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Pondering…

Pondering, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, watercolor pencil,  after the sculpture Clytie, by William Henry Rinehart, 1872, Marble, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and my trip there. Happy Poetry Friday! Dani Graham Burtsfield is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Mother’s Day & dandelions

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Almost Mother’s Day! I’m sharing  some small thoughts for Mom’s and nature… Elizabeth Steinglass is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog ELIZABETH STEINGLASS Poetry for Children and their Grownups, thanks for hosting … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 28, #poem and #sketch

FROM PENCIL TIPS Little words letter forms crawl out from cobwebs of thoughts, push aside barrage of daily din, collectively form, sometimes orderly, mostly scribbled furiously on lines with a desire to make that leap of faith–allow fingers to furiously … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–#NaPoWriMo & Earth Day

Purple Onion Plant and Peonies, WIP, © 2019 Michelle Kogan,watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday!   I like to ponder on about our earth everyday, so I’m beginning my celebration of Earth Day today… Happy Earth Day and National … Continue reading

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