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Poetry Friday–is it still fall?

Happy Poetry Friday I think it’s still fall, but I’m starting to wonder… We’ve been having some very cold snowy days here in Chicago, our windy city. But I’m holding on to fall till December and bringing you some fallish poems … Continue reading

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# PoetryFriday– Halloween & Inktober

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m bidding farewell to #Inktober with this last October 31st post. And I guess temporarily to fall as today in Chicago we had winter–snow covered everything. I’m hoping ye old pumpkin came down and has put in … Continue reading

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#Inktober2019 & thoughts for my Dad

SILVER ASH Silver ash fills leaves  with seasons early bite–  October’s cold has  come too soon, but offers  reflection in return… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   Dedicating this post to my Dad, whose Birthday would have been today, and whom … 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–Lobelia and Fall…

  Happy Poetry Friday! I had a week off in between my summer and fall classes that I teach, and tried to fit in a little bit of painting… My hearts still in summer but the leaves that are falling … Continue reading

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#Inktober Day 28 Letter “U” and haiku

More thoughts for the lives lost in Pittsburgh.

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#Inktober day 24 letter “R” sketch & haiga–

Remembering my Dad who passed 2 years ago on Oct. 24th, xo

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#Inktober day 17 letter “J” & haiku

garden jamble jungle vines autumns jumbling by… © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober day 15 letter “H” & #haiku

hunting high above tree tops and low below houseboats for fall… © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober 2018 day 10 letter “G” & #poem

GOURDY GOURDS Golly– have you seen these gourds they’re gorgeous in a gourdy kinda way… Glumpy bumps creep through their curves,  handles that  bespeak of beaks– Golly– have you heard these gourds  they’re gorgeous in a gourdy kinda way… Singing … Continue reading

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