Category Archives: Quick Sketches

Poetry Friday–Found Poem-Eavesdropping prompt…

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem today is inspired by the poetry prompt offered to us by the Poetry Sisters. They challenged us to write a poem from eavesdropping on another conversation. We were provided with some wonderful examples, and a … 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– Wordplay poem: American Redstart, #Inktober, #Birdtober

Happy Poetry Friday I’ve taken the plunge and written a wordplay poem put out as a challenge by the Poetry Sisters… Thanks Tanita S. Davis, Laura Purdie Salas, Mary Lee Hahn, et al. Find more of these poems tagged with … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Sky, Sun, & Water

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem this week was inspired by Margaret Simon’s prompt, from her post this week on THIS PHOTO WANTS TO BE A POEM… I wrote the poem, didn’t have a chance to post it, then tweaked it … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Father’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Father’s Day with a new poem and older haiku. Father’s and families woven together over generationsfilled with traditions old and new, adapt to time while holding fast to families integrity. Father’s and families grow together … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Birth Day Roundup is Here!

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome! I’m Hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup and decided to Celebrate Birthdays and Birth Days, as my Birthday is coming up this weekend. Also make sure to checkout the Poetry Sisters Ekphrastic poems for their May poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Nests

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating nests this week physical and metaphorical. I also want to give a shoutout to Author and Poet Irene Latham for her superb chockfull of poetry revision offerings from the workshop she gave this past Monday, … Continue reading

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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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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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