Category Archives: Sketchbooks

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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Poetry Friday—Father’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Father’s Day with a new poem and older haiku. Father’s and families woven together over generationsfilled with traditions old and new, adapt to time while holding fast to families integrity. Father’s and families grow together … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Birth Day Roundup is Here!

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome! I’m Hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup and decided to Celebrate Birthdays and Birth Days, as my Birthday is coming up this weekend. Also make sure to checkout the Poetry Sisters Ekphrastic poems for their May poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Nests

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating nests this week physical and metaphorical. I also want to give a shoutout to Author and Poet Irene Latham for her superb chockfull of poetry revision offerings from the workshop she gave this past Monday, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Progressive Poem & Poem in the style of Linda Hogan

Happy Poetry Friday and Welcome to the last stop for the Progressive Poem 2021 Our Progressive Poem began with author/poet Irene Latham and as of last year, the poem baton has been passed on to Margaret Simon at her blog … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Woodpeckers for #NPM & New Mom’s Day Card

Happy Poetry Friday! I ‘m continually taken by our fine feathered Downy woodpecker friends. They don’t fly away and come back, but take residence here all winter long. Last week I heard an unfamiliar bird call I was trying to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–#NPM 2021: Spring

Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month! Spring plants are emerging, and I’m waiting on my backyard milkweed to push-on-through the soil… And then monarchs come. This week I’m celebrating with Spring poems that I’ve been writing for NPM. I’m … Continue reading

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