Tag Archives: Action

#NaPoWriMo: Earth Day–earth-art & letter poem

Happy Earth Day on this 50th Celebration! I’m sharing some earth-art and a letter poem. DEAR EARTH Dear Earth, Lend us your deep-rooted wisdom So we may make wise our neglectful history Send us your powerful patience So we may earn it … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Jane Yolen and Response

Happy Poetry Friday! On Monday I read Jane Yolen’s heart-wrenching poem, Plowing Under. The poem reminded me of a few articles I  just read about long car lines waiting for food at food pantries, and how farmers are having to … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Roundup is Here & Spring

Happy Poetry Friday! Come on in, the Poetry Friday Roundup is here, leave your poetry links below with Mister Linky. I’ve invited Spring for a brief escape from all the scariness out there… So, kick back and bathe yourself in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–”Relieving Anxiety”

Happy Poetry Friday! Our small world has gotten much smaller and much scarier over the last few months. Coping and taking care of ourselves and those close to us are very important. Along with this are ways to relieve stress. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Snow, Birds, Valentine’s…

  Happy Poetry Friday! Brrr, our temps are plummeting here in Chicago, but along with that we’ve received a lovely sprinkling of snow…  windy, snowy, “brave irene” kinda day, with pine wiggling magic © 2020 Michelle Kogan I’m going to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–#olw (one little word…)

Happy Poetry Friday! It took some pondering this year to come upon my one little word… last year’s  #olw was pondering,  and our journey together rewarding. Here’s a small list of words I considered: changes perseverance action metaphor humanity reflect … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Reflections…

  Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a quick nonet poem and art influenced by our lack of light this morning… REFLECTIONS OF EERINESS Amber lamppost shines in light of day casting shadows of eeriness… Curtains of displease nod from … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year, New Light, New Activism…

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to 2020… I’ve been thinking about light, change, children, and students, perhaps together they’ll move us in a positive global direction… I have two poems and a bit of music to accompany my pondering thoughts… A … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here–2020

Happy Poetry Friday–The Roundup is Here! With this last Poetry Friday post I’m ushering out 2019 and opening my arms and heart wide for 2020 and positive change for our earth’s climate! Here’s my wakeup call poem: 2020 RAISE YOUR … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Voices for Climate & Justice

Happy Poetry Friday! This has been quite a week between the frigid cold we’ve had here in Chicago, and the beginning of the Impeachment hearings… I found a post by artist/Illustrator Emma Reynolds, whose from across the pond, calling for … Continue reading

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