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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—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–#NPM 2021: Spring

Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month! Spring plants are emerging, and I’m waiting on my backyard milkweed to push-on-through the soil… And then monarchs come. This week I’m celebrating with Spring poems that I’ve been writing for NPM. I’m … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2021–haiku and sparrow

sparrow’s sweet chee cheewon’t din morning’s train, but perseveres with friends © 2021 Michelle Kogan

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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–Dizain Poem & Environmental Callings

Happy Poetry Friday I’ve taken up the Poetry Sisters March challenge of writing a dizain poem for closing out the month of March. Look for more dizain poems with the hashtag #PoetryPals. DIZAIN FOR SPRING Spring springs discombobulating senses. Teasing … 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–Poetry Reading & daily poems

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a little left over summertime before we dive into winter, in celebration of last weeks election results and a Poetry Reading that’s coming up next week. Next Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm, CST I … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday-Bookmarks and trying to stay steady…

Happy Poetry Friday! In the midst of all the election anxiety I bring you a literary break with a peek into a few items I’ve added to my Etsy Shop, and more that are on their way there… Emilys been … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Naani’s, blueness, & Halloween…

Happy Poetry Friday! Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Oh ya, this week some of us … Continue reading

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