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Poetry Friday: Bookmarks

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating books and bookmarks today, just because I love both and because I have a bevy of bookmark offerings in my online Etsy shop that would love to meet up with one of your books at, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poem in your pocket

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m continuing the celebration of poem in your pocket day,  while celebrating our slowly advancing spring–with a poem of mine and a poem by Sidney Wade.  POCKETFUL OF POEMS Springful of poems stuff ‘em in your pockets, city … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 24 Poem in 3 Acts and watercolor,

NATURE Act I: Elusive Spring stretches, awakes. She offers another sunless day. Cheerily, cherup, cherup, Robin sings. Act II: Afternoon brings fresh perspectives. Sun moves through leaving us breathless for more. Act III: Late afternoon, bees dance across dandelions. Violas … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 23 cherita and watercolor sketch

reluctant spring hyacinth’s late april petals finally appear robins tired of waiting she already built her nest © Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a … 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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#NaPoWriMo day 21 haiku and sketch

noon spring pruning, catch me if you can– fleeting moments © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#NaPoWriMo Day 15-found poem

BIRDS’ PERSPECTIVE In a courtyard of Mexico, were wilson’s warblers– Yellow-bellied, black-capped hopping pathways, pausing to eat a bug. I wander in the courtyard paying attention to townsends and audubon warblers, knock-knock of a woodpecker overhead, robins, house finches, canyon … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Golden Shovel/Speak Out

I’m taken by the high school students continued activism, walk-outs, and marching that are happening here in the U.S. My poems for Poetry Friday this week come from these thoughts. This first poem is from the prompt that Michelle Heidenrich … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Peek at Valentines Day and Snow

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a sonnet I just penned for Laura Shovan’s 6th Annual February Daily Poem Project. I was thinking about Valentine’s Day as I wrote this poem. Laura has been graciously hosting this poetry potpourri on her … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Golden Shovel and Painting

I have a Golden Shovel poem for Poetry Friday. The poem was inspired by Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird. I used the second stanza lines from Maya Angelou’s poem to create my poem. I’m also including a portion of Caged Bird … Continue reading

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