Category Archives: Sketchbooks

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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Poetry Friday–Time & Valentines

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem is borrowed from Laura Shovan’s 10th Annual February Poetry Project, that I’m participating in online. This year the theme is on time, and each day we get a new prompt from another fellow poet. The … Continue reading

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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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