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Poetry Friday–Heavy Heart

My gosh what a week… My head has been in a whirl from the two mass shootings of last week in Ohio and Texas–My heart heavy, and frustration for change constant. Then we all heard of the passing of Toni … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m reflecting on Father’s for Father’s Day and focusing on Father’s who are no longer with us. DAD In a wink the light of life is out, But between that wink lay a lifetime of memories… Remembering … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here–Celebrating Tracy K. Smith at the Chicago Public Library

Happy Poetry Friday–The Roundup is here! On Saturday, April 27, 2019, I had the privilege and honor of hearing Tracy K. Smith, our  22nd US Poet Laureate at the Chicago Public Library’s Poetry Fest. A compelling poet, she is as … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Naomi Shihab Nye– “Kindness” & Nature

Milkweed, Hollyhock, Monarchs, Bee, and Dragonfly, © 2016 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! Our Host this week is Mary Lee Hahn. Mary Lee is celebrating Naomi Shihab Nye–and asked us all to join in. I took … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Mother’s Day & dandelions

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Almost Mother’s Day! I’m sharing  some small thoughts for Mom’s and nature… Elizabeth Steinglass is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog ELIZABETH STEINGLASS Poetry for Children and their Grownups, thanks for hosting … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Spring Flowers & Decisions

Red Rose, Carnation, Calla Lily, and Hummingbird, WIP, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! I shared a cherita poem this week for #NaPoWriMo and a WIP Painting. As I continued working on the painting I … 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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#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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#PoetryFriday–#SPRING!

Happy Poetry Friday I’m Celebrating Spring and spreading around thoughts to encourage all our plants to come up out of the ground! SPRINT TO SPRING Dandelion dancing to rags of Scott Joplin’s “Gladiola’s” in my Kick-up Cartwheel sprint to SPRING! … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Strike for Global Climate Change!

Happy Poetry Friday!   Today, March 15, 2019, Heidi Mordhorst is hosting the Poetry Friday Round Up, at her blog my juicy little universe. Heidi asked us to create poems and posts promoting the Climate Strike that is happening around the world in … Continue reading

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