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#PoetryFriday–Vote & #Inktober

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m here with a mix of poetry and art to raise consciousness for the US Midterm Elections. My illustration accompanies my poem which was inspired by Calef Brown’s prompt on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog site Today’s Little … Continue reading

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#Inktober Day 7 “E” “Election Day” poem

ELECTION DAY Election day lies afoot Fill your mind with fact for figuring– Election day lies afoot Reexamine inclusive jurisprudence– Election day lies afoot Think peripherally of all around you– Election day lies afoot Preserve balance–uphold Democracy– Election day lies … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Semipalmated Sandpipers

Semipalmated sandpiper WIP, © 2018 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been back and forth to our beach this last week, watching these wonderful small semipalmated sandpipers as they migrate through the Chicago area enroute to their winter home in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Blooms, haiku, and sketch

  cottage garden blooms beauty waves her petals, care for her fragile gifts. © 2018 Michelle Kogan My hanging petals reminded me of a summer poem by the Bard a.k.a. William Shakespeare, and here it is set to music. Ariel’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–More Monarchs & Bees

    Happy Poetry Friday! I’m posting early as I’m on my way to Door County, WI. I think the monarchs may become more scarce soon as the milkweed flowers are almost finished blooming. A few more pics from my … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thoreau, Nature, & Poetry Swap

Wildlife Comes to Lake Shore Drive, endangered species, © 2013 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Available in my online Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art I read last week that today is Henry David Thoreau’s Birthday (I think from … Continue reading

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Happy #EarthDay! #NapoWriMo day 22 poem and sketch

CROW Crow, cool darkest sapphire caught my eye– Are you a sign? A welcome of spring, a protector of earth, your sleek form follows a path… Thanks for your momentary portal! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday-March for Kids Lives

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m getting ready for another March in Chicago–this Saturday’s March For Our Lives. I’m sharing a tanka poem and my poster that I will carry. I hope to get the backside of the poster done before the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Women’s March and more

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m participating in the Women’s March Chicago, 2018, that’s happening this Saturday, January 20th. For Poetry Friday I’m sharing the front of my poster, (back still to be complete) and a poem I wrote in the spirit … Continue reading

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ECLIPSE 2017 & the state of things …

INALIENABLE ECLIPSE Celestial stirrings filled the air Darkness is coming, you best beware. Moon between our earth and sun Blocking light, are we undone? No peeking, no solar glass hardware. Eclipse, eclipse, hurry now, ready Helter-skelter, stay focused–steady Start your … Continue reading

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