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Poetry Friday-Lee Bennett Hopkins Birthday Bash! and #NaPoWriMo day 13

  A Celebration of Jubilation of Historical Consideration! With Bookish Balloons and Wild Wacky Words, Marvelous Metaphors and Scrumptious  Similes! Stir them Shake them Stick them In a Pan Dim the Lights Drum Roll  Please… It’s  A Birthday Bash for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-March for Kids Lives

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m getting ready for another March in Chicago–this Saturday’s March For Our Lives. I’m sharing a tanka poem and my poster that I will carry. I hope to get the backside of the poster done before the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Women’s March and more

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m participating in the Women’s March Chicago, 2018, that’s happening this Saturday, January 20th. For Poetry Friday I’m sharing the front of my poster, (back still to be complete) and a poem I wrote in the spirit … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: ‘Twas the Eve of X-Mass–WIP

  One of Saint Nick’s well Reindeer, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! I believe my poem for this week was heavily influenced by the very bad sinus infection I’ve had. The poem is a WIP, a take on … Continue reading

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Thanks Giving 2017–Poem & Sketch

  I’m thankful for morning’s light filling my windows bird’s songs especially winter’s trees speaking throughout the seasons city critters view of their world friendships forever new and old home–holding love and family writing stories and poetry creating art that … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Here Come the Holidays!

For Poetry Friday I’m sharing a list poem inspired by my preparation for a Holiday Fair I’m in, and stocking my Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art, for the upcoming Holidays. I’ve included a couple of holiday card teasers to wet … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday: My Father’s Gift & Inktober day 12

For Poetry Friday I’m sharing a poem I wrote for my father, in memory of him, whom we lost just shortly after his birthday last year. His birthday would be today, October 13th. He loved the fall, but most of … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 7 and #Haiku

porcelain petals patient gifts tucked away, watch them wisely. © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday–Peace and Rosh Hashanah

I’m offering  up some heartfelt poetry and art (WIP, detail) for Poetry Friday–and this  full week, filled with spirtualism,  religious holidays, and social activism. Wednesday night began the Jewish Holiday Rosh Hashanah, one of the Jewish high holidays, where Jews … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Mother’s Day-Mothers & Daughters

For Poetry Friday I’m sharing Poems about Mothers and Daughters for Mother’s Day. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS Mothers and daughters what ties them together? Building bonds as sensitive as a feather. Laughing and crying–sharing joy and sorrow, years passing too quickly … Continue reading

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