Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Poetry Friday–Poetry Reading & daily poems

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a little left over summertime before we dive into winter, in celebration of last weeks election results and a Poetry Reading that’s coming up next week. Next Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm, CST I … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday-Bookmarks and trying to stay steady…

Happy Poetry Friday! In the midst of all the election anxiety I bring you a literary break with a peek into a few items I’ve added to my Etsy Shop, and more that are on their way there… Emilys been … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–TREES BREATH & Online Art Exhibit

  Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been thinking about …space in poems… negative space, tree’s space, and people’s space… Above is the flyer for an online exhibit I’m in, Where Are We Now? Activism of the Everyday, An International Juried Virtual … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Letter Poem for my Dad on #Inktober day 15

Happy Poetry Friday! My Father’s Birthday was this week, he would have been 91 years old this year. He also passed away 4 years ago the week of Halloween. I think about him all the time, but I like to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–RBG

Happy Poetry Friday!(typed with a slight sigh, from this last week…) What a week… This week for Poetry Friday there were two prompt suggestions. One came a while back from Tanita Davis one of the Poetry Sisters/Princesses. The prompt was … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Celebrating Nikki Grimes!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to be part of the Poetry Friday celebration of awarding winning author, poet, and artist Nikki Grimes! I’ve read a handful of Nikki’s 75 + books and have many more waiting for me. What comes … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Birthday bash and Cards…

bees are busy in  my backyard pollinating  between breezes…   Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to my Birthday Bash!  I’m Celebrating with some of my Summer Birthday Cards and Father’s Day Cards. Almost all are available from my online Etsy Shop. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Tulips & Baby Leaves…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing more #PoemsofPresence. The first one, from my notebook comes from thinking and wondering about poet, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, and her 100 tulips that she planted last fall… I was wondering if they are up and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Lollipop… & Moon

Happy Poetry Friday! Sharing some of my front yard tulips that were begging to be seen… lollipop tulips lollygagging mid may’s day away… © 2020 Michelle Kogan   And a poem that Dear Moon asked me to write… DEAR MOON … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Mother’s Day

geraniums  gently wave yellow sunshine  big bee buzzes by…  © 2020 Michelle Kogan   Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Mother’s Day!   MOM’S Mom’s presence never stops  Juggling 100 different tasks Working Mothering  Sistering  Loving  Fathering  Caring  Sharing  Refereeing  Picker-upper  … Continue reading

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