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Poetry Friday–Vote Blue!

Vote Blue, Blue Wave Peace Pumpkin, 10-31-2018, Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! Our Midterm US elections are in less than a week. I’m using this opportunity to encourage all US citizens to take part in their civic duty and get out and … Continue reading

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#Inktober Day 8 & List Poem

AUTUMN CHANGES Autumn under your nose ushers in all kinds of change– already spent flowers anemone’s that waited amber, ochre leaves afire, a’ glowing marigolds, zinnias, and mums anticipated pumpkins and gourds altering breezes accordion temps toppling this way and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Syncopated Voices, March for Our Lives

Happy Poetry Friday! This is side two of my poster that I carried in the March for Our Lives, last Saturday. The rally with high school students speaking and performing poems was invigorating, hopefull, and marvelous. The poem I’m sharing … Continue reading

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Voices–Students, Poets, and Poets Postcards

Happy Poetry Friday! I have a bevy of poems and postcards to share. I’m starting with my last batch of the New Year postcard swap, that was organized by Jone Rush MacCulloch. Many thanks Jone they’ve been a treasure in so … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Marjory Douglas Stoneman High

  MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH Circles of life shattered, emptying hearts at Stoneman Douglas High, February 14, 2018. A powerful, pointless eclipse blocked all light by a semiautomatic AR-15 riffle. 40 bullets spewed upholding our U.S. second amendment, leaving all … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– Jones AP Art Exhibit 2017

Last Friday I had the pleasure of viewing the Jones College Prep AP Art Class Exhibit, which is taught by Laura Boban. Jones is a Chicago high school in the heart of the loop (downtown). I’m sharing samples of their … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday & #NaPoWriMo Cherry Blossom Crossroads 

Crossroads of cherry blossom change Navigating the present path pondering the future, re-arrange. Springtime budding, knowledge blooming, collegial fledglings solo flight, all grown up and unassuming. Petals poised for opening wide, determined hearts, diligent minds, Loving support, let fledglings guide. … Continue reading

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A sketch & haiku, ideas for a picture book . . . & Poetry Friday

Seeds of Change Seeds change  over seasons growing, fruiting, fading, withering people change  over seasons growing, fruiting fading, withering we hold  the seeds of change in our hands. © 2017 Michelle Kogan   Carol Varsalona has the poetry roundup at Beyond … Continue reading

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Tanka poem and quick watercolor sketch…

I created this quick sketch while waiting with my daughter in a small city park, in our fair city, Chicago… August City Break Rise high city of broad shoulders, showering  sunshine across your late August afternoon, Linger, autumns afoot… © Michelle Kogan

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