Category Archives: poetry

Poetry Friday– Buttercup Prayer and Twine Prompt

Whoa, Taking a breath from this past week,and sending out healing prayers… I scribbled away a few poems in response to the shooting at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. I like so many others are still taking this … 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-Dandelions & DakhaBrakha

Happy Poetry Friday! DISGUISING DANDELIONS Dandelions are roaring all over my neighborhood. Spreading their manes and spike-edge leaves announcing their spring entrance… Impatiently they winter-waited, and mysteriously appeared overnight, as if making a covert attack, claiming their sovereign ground. Dandelions … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Celebrating Mother’s Day!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m starting my celebration of Mother’s Day today, with a socially conscious Mother’s Day Poem! Breathe in some action, take a few flowers, and celebrate all Mom’s in a marvelous way! Give Flowers, Flowers for mothers Flowers … Continue reading

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Progressive Poem 2022 is Here!

Happy Last Day of National Poetry Month and Last Day for The Progressive Poem 2022 Well, here we are… What an adventurous romp this years Progressive Poem has been. Many thanks to Irene Latham who began the Progressive Poem and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday- Climate Change–Metaphor Dice Poem

Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month! Jone Rush MacCulloch is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog, Jone Rush MacCulloch. She has a treasure trove of bubbling poetry goodness to offer, so do stop by her post. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– AT THE POND, Poetry Book by David Elliott, Illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Earth Day! I’m tickled pink today, or perhaps green to be sharing a book review and comments from author and poet, David Elliott on his new poetry book, AT THE POND! David Elliott’s new verse … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–NPM Gray Catbird

Happy NPM and Poetry Friday! Have you been following the Progressive Poem, originally started by Irene Latham, and hosted now by Margaret Simon. Each day throughout April a poet is adding their own unique line, or borrowed line to a group … 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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