#PoetryFriday–#Inktober, ornaments & new card

 

ornaments Card-10-17-2019

Ornaments, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, pen and watercolor.  

Happy Poetry Friday! 

I’m sharing a few poems and quick sketches from the past week for #Inktober2019. The one above has turned into a holiday card (and will be posted soon in my Etsy Shop) with this haiku on the back– prompt word ornaments.

ornaments 
float in air 
like sky’s stardust…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

Although the haiku above morphed out of this haiku:

are we like ornaments
floating in air…
or sky’s stardust…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

and another on ornaments that I had misplaced:

ornaments of our
imagination collide 
with politics

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

On 10-15-2019 the prompt word was legend. No sketch for this one but I do have a haiku–perhaps draft… 

legend, come you’ve been
away too many winters–
dormant wisdom waits…

2019 Michelle Kogan

 

And a quick sketch and haiku for 10-14-2019, the prompt was overgrowth:

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an overgrowth of
foliage fills falls
meandering…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:

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Thanks to our poet, writer, friend, and blogger extraordinaire Jama Rattigan at her blog Jama’s Alphabet Soup for hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Round Up! Can’t wait to see what’s on the menu at her site…    BTW Jama, I love Rommy Kuperus’ ramen purse featured in your Tuesday post!            

Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.

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#Inktober2019 & thoughts for my Dad

Silver Ash inktober 10-13-2019

SILVER ASH

Silver ash fills leaves 
with seasons early bite– 
October’s cold has 
come too soon, but offers 
reflection in return…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

 

Dedicating this post to my Dad, whose Birthday would have been today, and whom I loved dearly… Although he’s been gone for three years I carry him with me.

 

Inktober prompt: ash

Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:

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#Poetry Friday–Inktober day 10 Patterns

1-REindeer snow inktober 10-10-2019

Happy Poetry Friday!

I’m in with another haiku to accompany my inktober drawing, WIP. Thinking about our encroaching cold weather and all that fluffy snow that fills the ground…  The prompt word is pattern.

nature’s patterns 
inspire reflections 
mirroring beauty

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:

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Here’s a very short poem about patterns and math by Rita Dove–and the article on the page is interesting too:

I prove a theorem and the house expands:
the windows jerk free to hover near the ceiling,

“—from “Geometry” by Rita Dove”

Read the last line to her poem here.

 

Catherine  Flynn at her blog Reading to the Core is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup! She has a welcoming post on gratitude and being thankful. And I thank you for the breath of fresh air moving through your post Catherine, and for hosting! 

Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.

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#Inktober2019 & three stanza haiku

Tabernacle inktober-10-9-2019

Prompt: build. My ink wash drawing is my vision of the fabric/curtains that may have draped the first tabernacle so very long ago.

TABERNACLES OF LOVE

build tabernacles 
of love, deep in
your heart…

growth will sprout where 
soil was barren, flowering 
possibilities…

begin today– 
humanity hunger pangs
never cease

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

Addendum: In checking the prompt word today, I realized I accidentally used build, which I already used. I’ll have to fit swing in there somewhere…

Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:

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#Inktober2019 Day 8 and haiku

1- Frail Forgiveness inktober art haiku 10-8-2019

redline full to gills,
treading
frail forgiveness…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan 

 

#Inktober2019 day 8 prompt: frail
Thinking about repentance and forgiveness on this Erev Yom Kippur…

 

Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:

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#Inktober2019 day 6 and Haiku

1-Fall milkweed withering -10-6-2019

 

#Inktober day 6,  prompt: husky

 
milkweed’s husky june
stature glows then withers,
with autumn’s advance…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

 

Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:

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#Inktober2019 Day 5 and Haiku

1-pumpkin pallooza-inktober-10-5-2019

pumpkin palooza–
build patience,
climb it up towards sky…

© Michelle Kogan

 

#Inktober2019 day 5 prompt: build

Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:

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Poetry Friday–Inktober & Halloween Cards

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Environmental Weight of the World, After Sisyphus, Michelle Kogan © 2019, pen & ink.

Happy Poetry Friday!

I’m in with a dual focus today… First I’m participating in #Inktober2019, and along with the ink drawing I’m writing short poems–mostly haikus. I’m also attempting this year to follow Jake Parker’s prompts, (the originator of Inktober 10 years ago) though I may meander off this path… Above is Day 3, and the prompt was: bait. 

balance your bait
cast your line, pause, ponder–
sullied scales of justice

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

Here’s the inktober prompts schedule:

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And for my second focus I’m offering some new Halloween Cards that are available in my Etsy Shop, Michelle Kogan Fine Art. (with the exception of Watch Out! Witchy Halloween–which will be up very soon.)

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Candy Corn and Friends, Halloween Card.

 

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Inky Inky Splat… Halloween Card.

 

1- Sugar SKull halloween card front 10-2019

Sugar Skull, Halloween Card.

 

 

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Watch Out! Witchy Halloween.

                                    

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Poem on Back of: Watch Out! Witchy Halloween.

 

Many thanks to Cheriee Weichell at her blog Library Matters, who is our Poetry Friday Roundup Host today! She has a delightful blog featuring Canadian poet and children’s author Robert Heidbreder.

Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.

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#Inktober2019 Day 2 and haiku

1-Crossing gurard in rain 10-2-2019
mindless rain
washed away morning–
crossing guard gleamed
© 2019 Michelle Kogan

prompt: mindless

 

For more info on Inktober stop by Jake Parker’s website.

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#Inktober2019 Day 1 and Haiku

1a-Moonflower and evening moth-10-1-2019

rings of nature
wrap around moonflower…
moth–nighttime’s beauty

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

 

For more info on Inktober stop by Jake Parker’s website.

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