Category Archives: Nature

Poetry Friday–Prayers

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been thinking about prayers as the Jewish High Holiday, Rosh Hashanah begins Friday at Sundown. I was also thinking about individuals that aren’t able to go outside and take in nature, and what I could offer … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Vote–Poems & Postcards to Voters

Happy Poetry Friday Happy Poetry Friday! I signed up to send postcards to voters, to encourage people to vote, this is my first batch of postcards that I’ve mailed. If you are interested in joining you can check it out … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Celebrate Literacy Day with DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD

Happy Poetry Friday! International Literacy Day is coming up on Tuesday, September 8th. What better way to begin celebrating it than with a wonderful book… I offer you DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD POEMS, QUOTES, AND ANECDOTES FROM A TO … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Hindsight Prompt & Fall Online Art Classes

Happy Poetry Friday! Heidi Mordhorst, poet, teacher, and activist extraordinaire is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday roundup at her blog my juicy little universe, thanks for hosting Heidi! Be sure to stop by for lots more poetry… This week we … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I’m celebrating summer with my Summer 2020 Poem Swap sent to me by Rebecca Herzog. I was delighted to receive this lovely, feel good poem and watercolor celebrating summer and sparkles–this helped me to remember it’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Summer Etheree’s

Happy Poetry Friday!   I’m having a summer play-day with this etheree poetry prompt given to us by the Poetry Princesses/Poetry Sisters. Laura Purdie Salas, one of the Poetry Sisters suggested using   #poetrypals as a hashtag. I took a few … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–John Lewis

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m remembering John Lewis in a double etheree poem–Let’s keep his life’s actions alive. First action–for all of us in the US, make sure you’re registered to vote, better yet, send for your Vote-By-Mail ballot for our … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poetry Mix & Flowers

hollyhocks, dance in my dreams and multiply… © 2020 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I am thinking about the fall, schools beginning, and people returning to on location jobs. My first thoughts are, we’re not ready. Hence this tanka poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– SOUNDS OF SUSURRUS… and Giraffes

Giraffe in Summer, © 2009 Michelle Kogan, pen and ink.   Happy Poetry Friday! and Happy Summer!  At the beginning of June Laura Purdie Salas, who is a poet, author, and member of a group of Poets known as the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day and Change

Happy Poetry Friday Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s out there, and in our memories… And for June 19th, Juneteenth Sign a petition Visit nextgen america and sign their petition to have Juneteenth, “Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Black Fourth of … Continue reading

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