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Poetry Friday—Winter

Happy Poetry Friday! IN WINTER In winter Calm crawls in between bitter cold banks of blustery snow howling fierce winds and winter blankets all. In winter Majesty musters in ponders profundity appears uncannily between sandpaper dry air and stands on … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– Wordplay poem: American Redstart, #Inktober, #Birdtober

Happy Poetry Friday I’ve taken the plunge and written a wordplay poem put out as a challenge by the Poetry Sisters… Thanks Tanita S. Davis, Laura Purdie Salas, Mary Lee Hahn, et al. Find more of these poems tagged with … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—#Birdtober: American Woodcock

Happy Poetry Friday! Well I’m down to doing about one or two #Birdtober, #Inktober art/poems per week. Teaching, prepping for a holiday show, and life in general is only allowing me to squeeze in a few—but I’m having so much … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Common Yellowthroat & Rail

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing two poems that I worked on this week from the #Birdtober challenge, along with some art to accompany them. The Lady Yellowthroat above is brand new and for #Inktober. I’ve been posting any #Birdtober and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Swifts

Happy Poetry Friday!Happy October, #Birdtober, & #Inktober! Alas, so many opportunities to fill October with… Inking and painting and writing poems about birds…Catching a few glimpses of our migrating feathered friends.I’m looking forward to fitting in a few on Poetry … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday— Bird’s Feeding–Native Chicagoan’s…

Happy Poetry Friday! Last week the new named Poetry Group, the Inklings, including Margaret Simon, Catherine Flynn, Linda Mitchell, Heidi Mordhorst, Molly Hogan, and Mary Lee Hahn, challenged themselves to write ghazal’s for their monthly prompt. Well, I’ve written at … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – Summer Poem Swap & Villanelle Prompt

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I’m happy to share my Gorgeous Summer Poetry Swap art and poem written and painted by Iphigene Daradar in the Philippines. I received my poetry swap from Iphigene last week via email, and serendipitously I sent … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Nests

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating nests this week physical and metaphorical. I also want to give a shoutout to Author and Poet Irene Latham for her superb chockfull of poetry revision offerings from the workshop she gave this past Monday, … Continue reading

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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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