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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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Poetry Friday–List Poem & Watercolor

  Happy Poetry Friday! What to do when the world won’t stop spinning… retreat to poetry and art. I squeezed in the beginning of a painting this afternoon–outside in the sunshine, even though a thousand other demands were calling me… … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–New Poet Laureate & “Solstice Amis”

Happy Poetry Friday! I was happy to hear that Joy Harjo is our new United States Poet Laureate. Her life of being a multitalented artist–poet, musician, and playwright, and her poetry all speak to me resoundingly. I’m sharing one of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Peonies

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been patiently waiting for the weather to warm. The flowering plants are waiting too… I’m sharing a dizain poem and painting about my peonies and their journey this spring. I learned about the dizain from Molly … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–12 Days of Christmas

Happy Poetry Friday Last week I finished up Julie Hedlund’s 12 days of Christmas Challenge–it started on December 26th and ran through January 6, 2019. It’s a Facebook group that she’s been offering writer’s for the last four years, to … 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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#Inktober2018 day 4 & Haiku

chicago city scenes never cease to inspire imagination… © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday–Butterflies and Bees

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to my backyard … I’ve been in awe at the number of monarchs I have visiting in my garden this summer. There are sometimes five fluttering around at the same time. I’m sharing the path of … 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 19 haiku and sketch

soaking up midday sun, violets admire city folks… © 2018 Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far: … Continue reading

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