Category Archives: Nature

Poetry Friday–is it still fall?

Happy Poetry Friday I think it’s still fall, but I’m starting to wonder… We’ve been having some very cold snowy days here in Chicago, our windy city. But I’m holding on to fall till December and bringing you some fallish poems … Continue reading

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# PoetryFriday– Halloween & Inktober

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m bidding farewell to #Inktober with this last October 31st post. And I guess temporarily to fall as today in Chicago we had winter–snow covered everything. I’m hoping ye old pumpkin came down and has put in … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Dad and #Inktober2019

Happy Poetry Friday! I have a few poems today, the first couple are for #Inktober2019, from this weeks prompts. In my first one I’m continuing our approaching holiday theme with the prompt word from Monday: treasure. TREASURE Find treasure… spinning … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#Inktober, ornaments & new card

  Happy Poetry Friday!  I’m sharing a few poems and quick sketches from the past week for #Inktober2019. The one above has turned into a holiday card (and will be posted soon in my Etsy Shop) with this haiku on … Continue reading

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#Inktober2019 & thoughts for my Dad

SILVER ASH Silver ash fills leaves  with seasons early bite–  October’s cold has  come too soon, but offers  reflection in return… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   Dedicating this post to my Dad, whose Birthday would have been today, and whom … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Inktober day 10 Patterns

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with another haiku to accompany my inktober drawing, WIP. Thinking about our encroaching cold weather and all that fluffy snow that fills the ground…  The prompt word is pattern. nature’s patterns  inspire reflections  mirroring beauty … Continue reading

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#Inktober2019 Day 8 and haiku

redline full to gills, treading frail forgiveness… © 2019 Michelle Kogan    #Inktober2019 day 8 prompt: frail Thinking about repentance and forgiveness on this Erev Yom Kippur…   Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:    

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#Inktober2019 day 6 and Haiku

  #Inktober day 6,  prompt: husky   milkweed’s husky june stature glows then withers, with autumn’s advance… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:  

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#Inktober2019 Day 5 and Haiku

pumpkin palooza– build patience, climb it up towards sky… © Michelle Kogan   #Inktober2019 day 5 prompt: build Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:

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Poetry Friday–Inktober & Halloween Cards

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a dual focus today… First I’m participating in #Inktober2019, and along with the ink drawing I’m writing short poems–mostly haikus. I’m also attempting this year to follow Jake Parker’s prompts, (the originator of Inktober … Continue reading

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