Category Archives: Sketchbooks

#NaPoWriMo day 14 haiku and sketch

indoor tulips stand gallantly, waiting, waiting … for midwest to warm. © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday-Lee Bennett Hopkins Birthday Bash! and #NaPoWriMo day 13

  A Celebration of Jubilation of Historical Consideration! With Bookish Balloons and Wild Wacky Words, Marvelous Metaphors and Scrumptious  Similes! Stir them Shake them Stick them In a Pan Dim the Lights Drum Roll  Please… It’s  A Birthday Bash for … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 12 #haiku and #sketch

  star narcissus nodding approval finally spring! © 2018 Michelle Kogan   My Poems for National Poetry Writing Month: Poem one–  DEAR APRIL Poem two–Haiku Azaleas Poem three–ODE TO SHUN LEE Poem four–Haiku Daffodils Poem five–APRIL’S MYSTERIES Poem six–APRIL’S BUDS   … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 11 poem & sketch

APRIL SNAKE Slithering snake caught me by surprise while sunning herself in April’s warm eyes. Off she scurried, through left-over-fall leaves, hiding in the myriad of Spring’s drying sheaves. I waited, and waited, and watched–holding my stance tightly, seeking her … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 10 #skinnypoem and #sketch

ANIMAL TRACKS Animals hunting for spring looking for forest tracks underneath snow, forest floors changing, waking forest hunting for animals looking for Spring! © 2018 Michelle Kogan   My Poems for National Poetry Writing Month: Poem one–  DEAR APRIL Poem … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 9–poem and watercolor

HURRY SPRING! Took a peek out my window, oh woe–Snow– It’s almost double digit April. I’m ignoring this unnatural coat of white carpeted ground. Come on daffodils do your stuff, move over white fluff. Sing stronger spring– I can’t hear … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 8

CHANGES IN NATURE I watched her grow for three seasons, munching away mostly in safe areas– Occasionally I had to run her out. When winter set in I saw her hunkering down. If I gave her space, there she’d sit … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-#NaPoWriMo day 5 Tanka & Painting

Happy Poetry Friday, and National Poetry Month. I’ve had such a rich week perusing Jama Rattigan’s blog Jama’s Alphabet Soup and her postings of the many poets featuring poems this month! I’ve been following the Progressive Poem that Irene Latham … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 5 Poem & Cat

APRIL’S MYSTERIES… Scurry of three birds gone in a flash– Black cat sauntering on a mission– On April fifth what else unfolds… ©2018 Michelle Kogan

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#NaPoWriMo day 4 haiku & watercolor

midwest daffodils ready, set, go–ignore april’s snow! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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