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Poetry Friday–#olw (one little word…)

Happy Poetry Friday! It took some pondering this year to come upon my one little word… last year’s  #olw was pondering,  and our journey together rewarding. Here’s a small list of words I considered: changes perseverance action metaphor humanity reflect … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year, New Light, New Activism…

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to 2020… I’ve been thinking about light, change, children, and students, perhaps together they’ll move us in a positive global direction… I have two poems and a bit of music to accompany my pondering thoughts… A … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here–2020

Happy Poetry Friday–The Roundup is Here! With this last Poetry Friday post I’m ushering out 2019 and opening my arms and heart wide for 2020 and positive change for our earth’s climate! Here’s my wakeup call poem: 2020 RAISE YOUR … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#Inktober, ornaments & new card

  Happy Poetry Friday!  I’m sharing a few poems and quick sketches from the past week for #Inktober2019. The one above has turned into a holiday card (and will be posted soon in my Etsy Shop) with this haiku on … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Youth Climate Strike

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m joining the #ChicagoYouthClimateStrike, tomorrow, Friday 9-20-2019. Here’s my poster that has a poem I wrote for the march and rally.  GOOD CLIMATE Trees and bees,   Monarchs and seas  Children’s needs  Need:   Good climate  Good … Continue reading

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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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