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Poetry Friday–Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I’m celebrating summer with my Summer 2020 Poem Swap sent to me by Rebecca Herzog. I was delighted to receive this lovely, feel good poem and watercolor celebrating summer and sparkles–this helped me to remember it’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– SOUNDS OF SUSURRUS… and Giraffes

Giraffe in Summer, © 2009 Michelle Kogan, pen and ink.   Happy Poetry Friday! and Happy Summer!  At the beginning of June Laura Purdie Salas, who is a poet, author, and member of a group of Poets known as the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Celebrating Nikki Grimes!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to be part of the Poetry Friday celebration of awarding winning author, poet, and artist Nikki Grimes! I’ve read a handful of Nikki’s 75 + books and have many more waiting for me. What comes … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–May: THESE BRAVE HANDS

      Happy Poetry Friday and Happy May! I’m sharing a poem that’s very new, and that I worked on over the last day or two. It’s  a prompt that Michelle Heidenrich Barnes gave us at her blog, Today’s … Continue reading

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Progressive Poem 2020 is here! #NPM

  Welcome to the 2020 Progressive Poem. Created originally, and hosted up to this year by Irene Latham, during National Poetry Month. This year Margaret Simon has picked up the baton and is our new host. Thank you Irene and … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo: Earth Day–earth-art & letter poem

Happy Earth Day on this 50th Celebration! I’m sharing some earth-art and a letter poem. DEAR EARTH Dear Earth, Lend us your deep-rooted wisdom So we may make wise our neglectful history Send us your powerful patience So we may earn it … Continue reading

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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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