Category Archives: Nature

#PoetryFriday–#SPRING!

Happy Poetry Friday I’m Celebrating Spring and spreading around thoughts to encourage all our plants to come up out of the ground! SPRINT TO SPRING Dandelion dancing to rags of Scott Joplin’s “Gladiola’s” in my Kick-up Cartwheel sprint to SPRING! … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Strike for Global Climate Change!

Happy Poetry Friday!   Today, March 15, 2019, Heidi Mordhorst is hosting the Poetry Friday Round Up, at her blog my juicy little universe. Heidi asked us to create poems and posts promoting the Climate Strike that is happening around the world in … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#InternationalWomen’sDay, #schoolstrike4climate

5 Monarchs, Milkweed, and Bees, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, Detail, WIP, oil. Happy Poetry Friday and International Women’s Day! My post this week is in response to a poetry prompt from our Poetry Friday host, Catherine Wallian Flynn, at Reading to … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday: Sparrows, Spring, & Music

we’re windowpane sparrows pining for spring it’s coming, be patient… pop by each afternoon, come out, take a peak, commune with nature–a natural treat… © 2019 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! Linda Baie at her blog TeacherDance is our hostess … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–iPad haikus & art

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been playing this week on my newly acquired iPad. I won it recently when I resubscribed to my local public radio station. I’m planning on using it mostly to connect up with my computer to do … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Healing Valentine’s

  Happy Poetry Friday   I’ve been writing Valentine haikus this week thinking about all the children and other individuals that have been lost this last year from gun violence. I heard a radio  interview from one of the survivors … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday: Early Spring

Belted Kingfisher and Tulips, WIP, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, Watercolor and watercolor pencil Happy Poetry Friday! I have Spring on my mind, hence I’m focusing on Spring poems and Spring Art. To all my friends in colder climates, wouldn’t you … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Groundhog & Paradise…

  Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Groundhog Day! The snow and cold is getting to be a bit much even for our friendly critter the groundhog. Last I heard he was ready to up and move his growing family to… … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Haiga & Valentine Cards

Happy Poetry Friday! Coming in with a haiga poem, art, and–Shedding a little light and love with some of my Valentine’s Day Cards. Visit my Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art for more cards. Tara Smith at her blog Going … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Justice, Martin Luther King Jr., & Women’s March

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m going to the Young Women’s March Rally 2019, this Saturday in Chicago. Our temps here are dropping rapidly and it’s going to be quite cold so I’m glad they are doing an hour and a half rally … Continue reading

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