Category Archives: Sketchbooks

#PoetryFriday–#SPRING!

Happy Poetry Friday I’m Celebrating Spring and spreading around thoughts to encourage all our plants to come up out of the ground! SPRINT TO SPRING Dandelion dancing to rags of Scott Joplin’s “Gladiola’s” in my Kick-up Cartwheel sprint to SPRING! … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Strike for Global Climate Change!

Happy Poetry Friday!   Today, March 15, 2019, Heidi Mordhorst is hosting the Poetry Friday Round Up, at her blog my juicy little universe. Heidi asked us to create poems and posts promoting the Climate Strike that is happening around the world in … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday: Sparrows, Spring, & Music

we’re windowpane sparrows pining for spring it’s coming, be patient… pop by each afternoon, come out, take a peak, commune with nature–a natural treat… © 2019 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! Linda Baie at her blog TeacherDance is our hostess … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Healing Valentine’s

  Happy Poetry Friday   I’ve been writing Valentine haikus this week thinking about all the children and other individuals that have been lost this last year from gun violence. I heard a radio  interview from one of the survivors … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Groundhog & Paradise…

  Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Groundhog Day! The snow and cold is getting to be a bit much even for our friendly critter the groundhog. Last I heard he was ready to up and move his growing family to… … Continue reading

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For Martin Luther King Jr.–haiku & art

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Poetry Friday–12 Days of Christmas

Happy Poetry Friday Last week I finished up Julie Hedlund’s 12 days of Christmas Challenge–it started on December 26th and ran through January 6, 2019. It’s a Facebook group that she’s been offering writer’s for the last four years, to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–one little word & #haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday And Happy New Year! I found a word I’m going to embrace this year, as my #OLW (one little word…) Ponder… I came to it after discarding a couple other words. I tried on wait, though, even … Continue reading

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2018 Successes/Accomplishments– Writing and Art

I’m participating in Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas which she’s offering via emails and in a facebook group. The goal to get our creative writing juices flowing for the New Year. Today’s prompt is to focus on our successes. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Solstice Treasures…

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice I have a menagerie of treasures to share today. I’ve been star gazing for about the last week, late at night and have taken in an abundance of stars via my window. I’m … Continue reading

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