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Poetry Friday–Robins for Earth Day 2021

robin dreams of catalpa canopies, summer’s secret solace © 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Earth Day with thoughts about how we can help our friend Robin. The counts of Robins are down in the cities, mainly due … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–#NPM 2021: Spring

Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month! Spring plants are emerging, and I’m waiting on my backyard milkweed to push-on-through the soil… And then monarchs come. This week I’m celebrating with Spring poems that I’ve been writing for NPM. I’m … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–NaPoWriMo: Mourning Dove

  Happy Poetry Friday and Happy National Poetry Month! I’m sharing a poem, art, and pics of a mourning dove that visited me this week in my backyard garden. Actually a pair visited, for quite a long time… I’m very … 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–#NaPoWriMo Climate Endangered Bird

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy National Poetry Month!  For National Poetry Month, I’m going to be focusing on nature and climate endangered birds, with poems and art. I’m following birds that Audubon has categorized as climate endangered or climate threatened, … 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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#NaPoWriMo Day 29 #haiku & recycled #WIP due to time shortage…

hey mother nature  us birds and flowers are here,  don’t ya know it’s spring… © 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 … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 22: Happy #EarthDay!

earth day seagulls, keow they say, every days earth day! © 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: … Continue reading

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Day 2 #NPM #NaPoWriMo–Junco’s & Haiku

junco waits… gray day fades with refreshing rainwater © 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 … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Lion or Lamb

Happy Poetry Friday I’m trying to stay positive about the Chicago weather. It was glorious yesterday, and today, we’re back to almost winter like weather. It was pretty nippy while I painted outside. Which brings me to my poem for … Continue reading

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