Category Archives: Trips

Poetry Friday–Time Traveler Poem

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome time travelers… We are taking a trip into the dictionary and going back in time to 1522, when the word hero first made her appearance. How appropriate heroes’ timing was, with the renaissance under way. But … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Soaking in Summer’s End…

  Happy Poetry Friday! My daughter and I took a rendezvous to the Indiana Dunes National Park last Saturday. We lounged by the lake’s edge and then took a hike up the tallest Dune in the area Mount Tom, named … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Pondering…

Pondering, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, watercolor pencil,  after the sculpture Clytie, by William Henry Rinehart, 1872, Marble, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and my trip there. Happy Poetry Friday! Dani Graham Burtsfield is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–12 Days of Christmas

Happy Poetry Friday Last week I finished up Julie Hedlund’s 12 days of Christmas Challenge–it started on December 26th and ran through January 6, 2019. It’s a Facebook group that she’s been offering writer’s for the last four years, to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Bounty, Dreams, & Painting …

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some art and poems that were inspired by and begun while in Door County, WI. My first poem is a golden shovel that I built from Langston  Hughes’ poem Dreams. DREAMS What shall we hold …  … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: “BAYOU SONG” Book Review & Roundup

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I have an extra special double bill. First, I’m hosting Poetry Friday for the very first time–and you can leave your poetry links with Inlinkz’s friendly frog below. Second, drum roll please … I’m rolling out … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Potpourri: Hanukkah & Winter Poetry Swap

lights of eight sage branches stretch and reach skyward for freedom! ©2017 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday, and Happy Hanukkah! Last week on Saturday I recieved my winter poetry swap package in the mail. It couldn’t have come at a … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 10 Taylor Street Chicago and Haiku

tailored taylor street captured my attention while sun sang all fall day… Art and Haiku © Michelle Kogan 2015

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“Toady” a “Me” poem and quick sketch featured on Today’s Little Ditty Blog

My “Me” Poem “Toady” is featured today on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes blog “Today’s Little Ditty”: http://www.michellehbarnes.blogspot.com The “Me” challenge this month came from poet, Lee Bennett Hopkins who Michelle featured on Thursday September 3, 2015. TOADY Toady, sure wish I left you where you belong… But … Continue reading

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Haiku & watercolor sketch from driving through Pennsylvania

PA’s mountains move senses, filling awe within and inspiration Michelle Kogan 2015

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