Category Archives: Sketchbooks

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—one little word…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been mulling over words for a one little word to select for this year. I’ve selected a word, although on my path I came across this poem thinking about one’s one little word… My word is … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Bells 🔔 🔔 🔔 & New Years Eve!

🔔 🔔 🔔 HAPPY POETRY FRIDAY! 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! 🔔 🔔 Let’s ring out the old year and ring in the new with lots of bells, and whistles, noise-makers, and lots of poetry too. … 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—#Birdtober: American Woodcock

Happy Poetry Friday! Well I’m down to doing about one or two #Birdtober, #Inktober art/poems per week. Teaching, prepping for a holiday show, and life in general is only allowing me to squeeze in a few—but I’m having so much … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Birdtober–Inktober–Art Exhibit

Happy Poetry Friday! My feathered friend here, Fox Sparrow is helping me celebrate all things wonderful about Fall. One very special area, my father’s Birthday, October 13th. My dad passed five years ago shortly after his birthday and each year … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Hang’n out with Pygmy Sloths & Change…

HANG’N OUT WITH CHANGE… If we could be slow as sloths in mangrove trees, could we start thinking about you and we, and bring change for everybody…   © 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’m all in with this friendly … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Calm & Watercolor

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to have a watercolor painting in the Illinois Watercolor Society: 22nd Annual Members Show, I included my painting above. This year for the first time it’s being held at the Evanston Art Center, where I … 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—Poem Swap—Whimsy & Water…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to share with you my joy filled poetry swap package that I received fromMargaret Simon! Margaret sent me a collaged writing journal infused with summeryness! Margaret’s poem borrowed words from a recent poem of mine … Continue reading

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