Category Archives: Nature photos

Poetry Friday—Winter

Happy Poetry Friday! IN WINTER In winter Calm crawls in between bitter cold banks of blustery snow howling fierce winds and winter blankets all. In winter Majesty musters in ponders profundity appears uncannily between sandpaper dry air and stands on … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Winter Poem Swap & Solstice

Happy Poetry Friday! I received this lovely light filled package of poetry and gifts from my poet friend Carol Varsalona this last week. You wouldn’t know we were both running short on time from the treasures that were exchanged, and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Tent Parks…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been thinking about folks living inside these Tents as they’ve been appearing around Chicago… RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE… As cold creeps in I’ve thought more and more about folks in my neighborhood Tent Park. They popped … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–ODE TO AUTUMN

Happy Poetry Friday On the heels of Thanksgiving I have an ODE TO AUTUMN poem, offered to us as a prompt by the Poetry Sisters’. And what a grand prompt this was in our month of giving thanks, to offer … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Fall Surprise… Haikus

Happy Poetry Friday! november backyardbearded surprise, but will youbloom in time… © 2021 Michelle Kogan And look here comes color… but I don’t know if she will open because snow is coming too…Oh by the way, she didn’t bloom in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Birdtober–Inktober–Art Exhibit

Happy Poetry Friday! My feathered friend here, Fox Sparrow is helping me celebrate all things wonderful about Fall. One very special area, my father’s Birthday, October 13th. My dad passed five years ago shortly after his birthday and each year … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Autumn–Haiku & Tanka Prompt

daring dahliaignites eyes, and autumn’s imagination…© 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday, and Happy Autumn! I’m sharing a Tanka poem from the Poetry Sister’s September Poem Prompt. Our challenge: respond to another tanka “poem we love from the Poetry Friday … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Summer’s End

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a quick acrostic poem for our changing season and Summer’s end… And a Poem Swap poem and art that I sent to Iphigene Daradar earlier this summer. SEASONS CLIMAX Sunflowers squeeze out profuse buds … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Cycling & Breath

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem below was inspired by Margaret Simon’s blog post yesterday for, THIS PHOTO WANTS TO BE A POEM, on her blog Reflections on the Teche. I substituted a bicycle photo of my own, so do drop … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Hummingbird and Cucumbers…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m immersed in my garden and its visitors. Enjoy the romp round my green-filled grounds… SUMMER GRATITUDE I missed hummingbird once, then twicewith my Oh! And off she flew… At 7:00ish as sun slackened, I sat waiting— … Continue reading

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