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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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Poetry Friday Potpourri: Hanukkah & Winter Poetry Swap

lights of eight sage branches stretch and reach skyward for freedom! ©2017 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday, and Happy Hanukkah! Last week on Saturday I recieved my winter poetry swap package in the mail. It couldn’t have come at a … Continue reading

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#Haikuforhealing 12-14-2017 & Sketch

Thanks go to my resident #cottontail. cottontail sits, whiskers move as she waits for me to leave. © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday: Bittersweet Lemons

Happy Poetry Friday! There was a request put out from our Poetry Friday Roundup host Lisa, for making lemonade out of lemons. So here is my take on that request to liven up all of us in the Northern part … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Ode to Poinsettia & WIP

Our days have shortened and gotten dark here in the Midwest U.S., so I’m going to share some colors of the season in poetry and art for Poetry Friday. The art is: Poinsettia, a WIP watercolor and watercolor pencil painting. … Continue reading

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Thanks Giving 2017–Poem & Sketch

  I’m thankful for morning’s light filling my windows bird’s songs especially winter’s trees speaking throughout the seasons city critters view of their world friendships forever new and old home–holding love and family writing stories and poetry creating art that … Continue reading

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