Category Archives: Nature

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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Poetry Friday–STILLNESS OF TREETOPS & sketch

Happy Poetry Friday! I took a break one morning, before going off to teach and started this poem. I think it began as a Fib, but don’t remember. I had every intention of sketching the view through my studio window … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Here Come the Holidays!

For Poetry Friday I’m sharing a list poem inspired by my preparation for a Holiday Fair I’m in, and stocking my Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art, for the upcoming Holidays. I’ve included a couple of holiday card teasers to wet … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 21, 2017 and Haiku

patient zinnias sparkling proudly in falls splendor. © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday tanka, #inktober and painting

I’m wrapped in the roundness of fall, and for Poetry Friday I’m sharing  an autumnal tanka poem and ink and watercolor painting; also for inktober. I’m also sharing a  fall poem by Carl Sandburg and one by Mary Oliver. SEEDS … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 19, 2017 & #haiku

autumns treasure globes reaching skyward, round out our edges. © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober day 17, 2017, & Haiku

marigolds,  autumn’s hurrah holding on … ©2017 Michelle Kogan

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#Poetry Friday: My Father’s Gift & Inktober day 12

For Poetry Friday I’m sharing a poem I wrote for my father, in memory of him, whom we lost just shortly after his birthday last year. His birthday would be today, October 13th. He loved the fall, but most of … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 10 #pumpkins & #haiku

wrap the roundness of fall’s season around you. ©2017 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober day 8 and #haiku

birdless leaves sang ambers and fading green–they never appeared. © 2017 Michelle Kogan  

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