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#NaPoWriMo day 16 Milkweed story takes a turn, & also might take a break…

Hey look, what’s that big thing over there– A ladybug, flying through the air. © 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 15 –Milkweed story continues…

Little plant says she’ll grow, do you think so? Popcorn snows melting, let’s whisper grow. © 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 … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 13

GROW MILKWEED SEEDS Looking looking searching high and low, Are you my milkweed seeds starting to grow… 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Healing Valentine’s

  Happy Poetry Friday   I’ve been writing Valentine haikus this week thinking about all the children and other individuals that have been lost this last year from gun violence. I heard a radio  interview from one of the survivors … Continue reading

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2018 Successes/Accomplishments– Writing and Art

I’m participating in Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas which she’s offering via emails and in a facebook group. The goal to get our creative writing juices flowing for the New Year. Today’s prompt is to focus on our successes. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Solstice Treasures…

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice I have a menagerie of treasures to share today. I’ve been star gazing for about the last week, late at night and have taken in an abundance of stars via my window. I’m … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Exhibit & #Haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday! This week I’m sharing info on an art exhibit I’m in, and also haikus for December’s call for #haikuforhope. I’m very happy to be a part of this rich-multilayered exhibit: intimate: small works by 9 artists that’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Origin Poem WIP

Happy Poetry Friday!   I’m sharing my first Origin poem. It came out of a poetry workshop I was at a few weeks ago at the Poetry Foundation, here in Chicago. The workshop was on research and how poets incorporate … Continue reading

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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 2018 Day 9 and poem

FALL FELL We Fell into FALL Upsidedown & backwards… with Hope– We’ll March Forward Writing yesterdays wrongs Facing front Eye’s forward One foot in front of the other Forever fighting For what’s FAIR For ALL! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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