Category Archives: Nature photos

Poetry Friday–Byr a thoddaid Prompt

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem is in response to the Poetry Sisters June prompt to write a byr a thoddaid–”a welsh form” poem. And yes it’s as much a mouthful to write as it is to pronounce, but well worth … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Nature Poems, Dad’s Day Card & Summer Art Classes

Happy Poetry Friday! Come on in and sit for a spell, kick back and soak in some traces of summer, some poetry and art… beach walk blooms…prairie’s dainty petals dancein nature kissed winds. brunch by the shore—wind, wave, wings, wonder,all … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Black-eyed Suzies

look closewhat will you find… susie’s leaves,milkweed sprouts, and bee © 2022 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! My poems today come from Margaret Simon’s post yesterday, for This Photo Wants to be a Poem.Thanks Margaret for taking time to stop … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–NPM–Meadowlark

Happy Poetry Friday! Happy Poetry Month! There are S-o-o-o-o many poetry opportunities to partake in, I wish I could skip sleeping this month and fill up on more of the poetry out there. Here’s a couple of places to wet … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–National Poetry Month & Whooping Cranes

Happy Poetry Friday & National Poetry Month! For National Poetry Month I’m continuing to work on a bird poetry book I started recently, and will share some of these poems. I’m hoping to share some art along with some of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year Postcards!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m thinking about Blue skies and warmer locals as I trudge through another cold, snowy, and icy Chicago winter. The arrival of all these New Year Postcards from poet friends is taking away some of the chill … Continue reading

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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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