Category Archives: Sketchbooks

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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National Poetry Month 2021–haiku and sparrow

sparrow’s sweet chee cheewon’t din morning’s train, but perseveres with friends © 2021 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday–April National Poetry Month

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy National Poetry Month! I’m sharing all things Spring, with poems and art for the opening of National Poetry Month! LILAC BUDS Lilac buds prickle me alive. Spring hides inside small buds,curling inside each unfurled floweret. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-“Creative Brain”

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been participating in Laura Shovan’s 9th Annual February Poetry Project, where we write a poem a day during February. This year our poem prompt focus is the body. My Poem-Drawing here is from a prompt this … Continue reading

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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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