#Poetry Friday–#NaPoWriMo & Earth Day

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Purple Onion Plant and Peonies, WIP, © 2019 Michelle Kogan,watercolor and watercolor pencil.

Happy Poetry Friday!

 

I like to ponder on about our earth everyday, so I’m beginning my celebration of Earth Day today… Happy Earth Day and National Poetry Month!

My poem EARTH DAY is a triolet. As springs a time of renewal I wanted to emphasize that feeing.

EARTH DAY

Earth’s clock sprouts life in spring
Renewing growth out of winter’s stupor
Bees, butterflies, and birds return for their seasonal fling
Earth’s clock sprouts life in spring
“Come human,” calls nature, drink from my wellspring
Ensure earth’s and everyone’s future.
Earth’s clock sprouts life in spring
Renewing growth out of winter’s stupor

© Michelle Kogan

One more triolet…

BONNIE’S TRIOLET 
by Sarah L. Johnson

She was my Lily. Of the morning dew
She was my fragrant rhapsody in spring.
In dancing dreams in springs too few
She was my Lily of the morning dew.

Read the rest of the poem here

 

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is our host for this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup. Stop by her resourceful, poetry filled blog  The Poem Farm for more poetry. Amy’s featuring first person, 15 lines or fewer, free verse poems about the characters “John and Betsy,” for #NPM. Thanks for hosting Amy!

 

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American Poets,
Jama’s Rattigan’s Blog for the Kidlitoshphere Events Roundup: Jama’s Alphabet Soup 
and #NaPoWriMo 

 

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#NaPoWriMo day 17 & #internationalhaikuday

Bunny and me haiku--4-17-ladybug-c-2019

Inspired by my backyard bunny model…

just bunny and me
munching, scratching, munching
winters dreams away…

2019 Michelle Kogan

 

 

 

 

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American Poets,
Jama’s Rattigan’s Blog for the Kidlitoshphere Events Roundup: Jama’s Alphabet Soup 
and #NaPoWriMo 

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#NaPoWriMo day 16 Milkweed story takes a turn, & also might take a break…

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Hey look, what’s that big thing
over there–
A ladybug, flying
through the air.

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

 

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American Poets,
Jama’s Rattigan’s Blog for the Kidlitoshphere Events Roundup: Jama’s Alphabet Soup 
and #NaPoWriMo 

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#NaPoWriMo Day 15 –Milkweed story continues…

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Little plant says she’ll grow,
do you think so?
Popcorn snows melting, let’s
whisper grow.

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

 

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American Poets,
Jama’s Rattigan’s Blog for the Kidlitoshphere Events Roundup: Jama’s Alphabet Soup 
and #NaPoWriMo 

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#NaPoWriMo–Continuing my emerging milkweed story…

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Hey my new friend have no
fret for me,
I’ve endured the winter
watch, you’ll see…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

 

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American Poets,
Jama’s Rattigan’s Blog for the Kidlitoshphere Events Roundup: Jama’s Alphabet Soup 
and #NaPoWriMo 

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#NaPoWriMo Day 13

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GROW MILKWEED SEEDS

Looking looking searching
high and low,
Are you my milkweed seeds
starting to grow…

2019 Michelle Kogan

 

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American Poets,
Jama’s Rattigan’s Blog for the Kidlitoshphere Events Roundup: Jama’s Alphabet Soup 
and #NaPoWriMo 

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#Poetry Friday–#NaPoWriMo & New Etsy Card & Bookmark

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Greeting Card, Girl Flower Faces, 5 x 7 inches.

 

Happy Poetry Friday!

I’m spreading some color for Spring with poetry and art. The images here are from a new painting called Girl Flower Faces, and are available in my Etsy Shop as a Greeting Card and as a set of Bookmarks.

Irene Latham is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Live Your Poem. She’s sharing a beautiful book called Poetree, and has written a gorgeous, contemplative poem To an Olive Tree that she’s sharing, thanks for all Irene!

 

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Set of 4 Bookmarks, Girl Flower Faces, 2.25 x 6.5 inches, with a poem.

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Flowers have been in my thoughts and are starting to make their appearances. Here’s a flower centric poem for day 12 of #NaPoWriMo:

STILL SATURATED DRIED FLOWERS

Dried flowers greet me each day
spreading out across an often sun-washed wall,
below a flower-filled mirror, and amongst
a bevy of pattern-filled containers.
Dried flowers greet me each morning
waiting to say hello and ask,
what mountains will you climb, 
what fires will you put out,
what particulars will you pay attention to…
Dried flowers greet me and say,
take our negative spaces,
our delicate stems,
our chiseled dried leaves,
and our still saturated colors–

Carry us with you as you
ponder on throughout your day…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

I hope you encounter some flowers throughout your day.

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American Poets,
Jama’s Rattigan’s Blog for the Kidlitoshphere Events Roundup: Jama’s Alphabet Soup 
and #NaPoWriMo 

 

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#NaPoWriMo day 8 #haiku, #watercolor

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three star narcissus
laugh at ignorance and
speak truth without words…
© 2019 Michelle Kogan

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#NPM Day 6 #haiku & #watercolor

snake serpent --4-6-2019

sun and curl
soak rays in visionary
serpent…
2019 Michelle Kogan

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American Poets,
Jama’s Rattigan’s Blog for the Kidlitoshphere Events Roundup: Jama’s Alphabet Soup 
and #NaPoWriMo 

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#PoetryFriday–#NPM Day 3 & 4 2019

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Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month!

The last few weeks they’ve had ranunculus in the grocery store, and I’ve a soft spot for them, which is justified because I can always bring them to my Watercolor classes for my students to paint. Hence my WIP painting and poem. 

sherbet queen of spring
ring me ‘round your magic
imagine… live…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

I didn’t get to post my poem and art yesterday for #NPM as I ran out of energy, and time. I’ve a bit of a bug that’s slowing me down some but my work load is high right now, yikes… One thing I’m preparing for in addition to teaching my new classes that started this week, is a Poetry and Art Workshop that I was asked todo  at a nearby Public Library. By the end of next week I should have a bit of breathing room and be able to partake more in the poetry postings for #NPM. Here’s my poem and art from yesterday…

 

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KITTY KITTY WHERE CAN YOU BE…

Kitty Kitty by the tree
Kitty Kitty what do you see…
First you’re there,
then your gone–
Next yard calls.

Kitty Kitty under the shrub
Kitty Kitty makes the shrub rub
flying-up-and-over–
            and-down–Gone
Kitty Kitty where can you be…

©2019 Michelle Kogan

 

Karen Edmisten at her blog Karen Edmisten is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup. Thanks for hosting Karen, and for the slowing-us-down poem by John Ashbery!

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American Poets,
Jama’s Rattigan’s Blog for the Kidlitoshphere Events Roundup: Jama’s Alphabet Soup 
and #NaPoWriMo 

 

 

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