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Poetry Friday—Mother’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Mother’s Day with poems and art! BLUEBELLS FOR MOTHER’S DAY For Mother’s Day I give to youpretty periwinkle bluebells,with music velvety as lambs earsto soften away days discord,and floppy large leavesspreading out like arms embracing … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Progressive Poem & Poem in the style of Linda Hogan

Happy Poetry Friday and Welcome to the last stop for the Progressive Poem 2021 Our Progressive Poem began with author/poet Irene Latham and as of last year, the poem baton has been passed on to Margaret Simon at her blog … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Woodpeckers for #NPM & New Mom’s Day Card

Happy Poetry Friday! I ‘m continually taken by our fine feathered Downy woodpecker friends. They don’t fly away and come back, but take residence here all winter long. Last week I heard an unfamiliar bird call I was trying to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–April National Poetry Month

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy National Poetry Month! I’m sharing all things Spring, with poems and art for the opening of National Poetry Month! LILAC BUDS Lilac buds prickle me alive. Spring hides inside small buds,curling inside each unfurled floweret. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Poetry & More…

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Women’s History Month! In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m sharing a golden shovel poem built from Margarita Engle’s prose piece, The Care and Feeding of Poetry, that’s featured in this months Poetry Foundation’s, Poetry … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Democracy & Beginnings…

beginnings can be difficult–but we can chooseto begin again…© 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! My thoughts and poems are on the events of our US Certification Day, and the aftermath that unfolded… I’m still processing, but I’m also in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year 2021!

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy New Year!!! Here we are turning a new page, taking a new breath, a new sigh… NEW YEAR New Year New Word New World New England New Orleans New York New Delhi New Guinea New … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here, dusted in Stardust!

Happy Poetry Friday! The Poetry Friday Roundup is Here! Please add your link below In this dark time of year when light is scarce, I like looking up to the sky for hope and inspiration. Before bed each night, I … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Hanukkah

HANUKKAH YOU’RE  HERE… Hanukkah, your haloing glow creeps up on us each year… Sometimes early, sometimes late sometimes just right. You follow moon’s lunar calendar– But, most of us work-crazed creaturesfollow work-crazed Gregorian calendars. Here you are again early in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–”MEMORY OF NOVEMBER’S PAST,” prompt…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a poem from a poem prompt by the Poetry Princesses, Poetry Sisters, Laura Purdie Salas, Tanita S. Davis, and all. This month we were asked to write a poem about hindsight, and about a memory … Continue reading

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