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Poetry Friday–Good morning Haikus

Happy Poetry Friday & Happy June! Take a morning peek into my garden… good morningrose bud bursts—your spirit’scontagious!© 2023 Michelle Kogan, draft good morningmorning glories—you liftaway all worries© 2023 Michelle Kogan, draft good morningjacob’s ladder, your petals wisp like fairy … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Ghazal Challenge

Happy Poetry Friday We were invited to try on a Ghazal Poem form for the month of May, by the Poetry Sisters. Thanks to all the Sister’s for this stretching challenge,  Laura,  Tanita,  Mary Lee,  Liz,  Kelly,  Tricia,  Sara, and Andi.  Find more of these poems tagged with … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-May Earthiness…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a wee short post, as I’m still helping my mom pack, 6 days left before the move… robin, catbirdearth tilled joy— poke, prod—um, yumgarden solace pride. ©2023 Michelle Kogan, draft Janice Scully at her … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Mother’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Mother’s Day! Still busy and filled-to-the-gills, so popping in with a 4 x 4 poem and brief Mother’s Day post for all feathered and unfeathered Mom’s all around… FEATHERED MAMA’S Flutter–fly–by Omnipresent On ground and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Welcome May & New Card

Happy Poetry Friday & Happy May! MAY GRATITUDE & MARVELS Gazing up through my  window pillowous clouds merge into  shape-shifting form… Patches of  light washed  cerulean blue sky excite me with goose-bumpy  wonder… And spring’s young  greengold leaves  and ochreish  … Continue reading

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2023 Progressive Poem Finale!

“Write me a story that ends with sudden clarity.” Mary Lee suggested… As we began our 2023 Progressive Poem. So here we are at the closing of National Poetry Month and the closing of our Progressive Poem, that originated a … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–#PocketPoem & Pablo Neruda Challenge

Happy Poetry Friday & Happy National Poetry Month! I’m sharing my poem from Thursday’s Poem in Your Pocket Day, and my DIY process for it. I folded my poem into a kinda flower to keep it safe in my pocket, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday- Earth Day & Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly

Happy Poetry Friday, Happy Earth Day, and Happy Poetry Month! HELP US! Look into my Hine’s Emerald dragonfly compound eyes anddiscover our gem-like history… Pooled within our 360 degree vision you’ll findwe’ve been here since the Triassic and Jurassic times, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Sky Nesting and Thanks!

Happy Poetry Friday, Happy Poetry Month, and Happy Sky Nestings SPRING RITUAL Birds are building nests everywhere… Sparrows, Robins, Cardinals, and high above a pair of Cooper’s Hawkscontemplate their next move… Eh eh commence spring nest building look up into … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Passover & Poet Adah Isaacs Menken

Happy Poetry Friday! Happy National Poetry Month! Happy Passover! I gave myself a tall order in this short poem… to spin out the Passover story in a short etheree. PASSOVER PRAYER-STORY Green grows out of earth, thoughts ponder rebirth, renewal. Though … Continue reading

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