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Poetry Friday–Semipalmated Sandpipers

Semipalmated sandpiper WIP, © 2018 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been back and forth to our beach this last week, watching these wonderful small semipalmated sandpipers as they migrate through the Chicago area enroute to their winter home in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Blooms, haiku, and sketch

  cottage garden blooms beauty waves her petals, care for her fragile gifts. © 2018 Michelle Kogan My hanging petals reminded me of a summer poem by the Bard a.k.a. William Shakespeare, and here it is set to music. Ariel’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Bounty, Dreams, & Painting …

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some art and poems that were inspired by and begun while in Door County, WI. My first poem is a golden shovel that I built from Langston  Hughes’ poem Dreams. DREAMS What shall we hold …  … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–More Monarchs & Bees

    Happy Poetry Friday! I’m posting early as I’m on my way to Door County, WI. I think the monarchs may become more scarce soon as the milkweed flowers are almost finished blooming. A few more pics from my … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thoreau, Nature, & Poetry Swap

Wildlife Comes to Lake Shore Drive, endangered species, © 2013 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Available in my online Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art I read last week that today is Henry David Thoreau’s Birthday (I think from … Continue reading

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#PWID 2018 -Take Flight -Masthead Voting

Calling all SCBWI-Illinois Members Voting is open for choosing the #PWID 2018 – #Take Flight – Masthead  There’re 17 terrific entries You can vote between today, July 7– 14 midnight. So mosey on on over and cast your vote. Here’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: “BAYOU SONG” Book Review & Roundup

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I have an extra special double bill. First, I’m hosting Poetry Friday for the very first time–and you can leave your poetry links with Inlinkz’s friendly frog below. Second, drum roll please … I’m rolling out … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Golden Shovel, Books, Children

My thoughts were and are still with the students and teachers of the Santa Fe, Tx, High School shooting from last week. I let poetry and painting feed the outrage in my heart. I had just received this beautiful book, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Ars Poetica & Monarchs

Happy Poetry Friday! I went to a poetry workshop last week on Ars Poetica at the Poetry Foundation. I think this is the first of many Ars Poetica poems that I may write.   ARS POETICA #1 Words crawl out … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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