Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Poetry Friday–Quick Fall Post…

Happy Poetry Friday & Happy Fall Stopping in quickly to wish all a Happy Fall! It’s been a busy week and another ahead of me– Something new is brewing… I’ll fill you in on the why’s perhaps next week…But for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday— Endings & Beginnings…

Happy Poetry Friday and Welcome September… BEGINNINGS & ENDINGS Endings and beginningsDoes nature have a beginningwhat about beauty…Can we get caught upin a field of fall flowerstall grasses intertwinedbees anxious for their last bit of summer nectar– Watch bee– As … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–NATURE PRAYER

It’s been a hard week,… I began with a few sentences on a cardboard scrap sometime before Sunday, PLANETARY PRAYER sitting on an apocalyptic-like precipicetime for introspective pauseand inclusive planetary new direction © 2022 Michelle Kogandraft I let it sit, … Continue reading

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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–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–Ukraine-family

Happy Poetry Friday! My heart is with the Brave Ukrainian people. I was hoping to share a Ukrainian poet, poetry, but work caught up with me, perhaps next Friday… My poem, a draft, comes from my ancestral connections with Ukraine … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Ukraine & Spring Cards

Happy Poetry Friday! As many others I have also had Ukraine and the Ukrainian people on my mind this last week. This unfounded War is an attack on Democracy everywhere. I wanted to help in some way and researched various … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Time & Star Postcard

Happy Poetry Friday My poem today is from another of the poem prompts from author and poet Laura Shovan for her 10th Annual February Poetry Project that I’m participating in. The prompt was offered by author and poet, Patricia Valdata, … Continue reading

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