Tag Archives: Hope

Poetry Friday–Inaugural Poems 2021

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m moving forward slowly with hope, for our country, America, and our world. I was smitten with our Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem, THE HILL WE CLIMB. My post today includes a golden shovel poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Democracy & Beginnings…

beginnings can be difficult–but we can chooseto begin again…© 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! My thoughts and poems are on the events of our US Certification Day, and the aftermath that unfolded… I’m still processing, but I’m also in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year 2021!

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy New Year!!! Here we are turning a new page, taking a new breath, a new sigh… NEW YEAR New Year New Word New World New England New Orleans New York New Delhi New Guinea New … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here, dusted in Stardust!

Happy Poetry Friday! The Poetry Friday Roundup is Here! Please add your link below In this dark time of year when light is scarce, I like looking up to the sky for hope and inspiration. Before bed each night, I … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–”MEMORY OF NOVEMBER’S PAST,” prompt…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a poem from a poem prompt by the Poetry Princesses, Poetry Sisters, Laura Purdie Salas, Tanita S. Davis, and all. This month we were asked to write a poem about hindsight, and about a memory … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: LIFE’S BREATH

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem comes from reflecting on this past week. I chose to try an “In One Word”  poetry form, that was introduced to us two weeks ago by April Halperin Wayland at her blog Teaching Authors. It’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Giving Thanks

Happy Poetry Friday! I was very happy this week when I received my very own copy of the best of Today’s Little Ditty 2017-2018, compiled lovingly by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. The spot-on cover and inside art were created by Michelle’s … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday: Early Spring

Belted Kingfisher and Tulips, WIP, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, Watercolor and watercolor pencil Happy Poetry Friday! I have Spring on my mind, hence I’m focusing on Spring poems and Spring Art. To all my friends in colder climates, wouldn’t you … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Exhibit & #Haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday! This week I’m sharing info on an art exhibit I’m in, and also haikus for December’s call for #haikuforhope. I’m very happy to be a part of this rich-multilayered exhibit: intimate: small works by 9 artists that’s … Continue reading

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A sketch & haiku, ideas for a picture book . . . & Poetry Friday

Seeds of Change Seeds change  over seasons growing, fruiting, fading, withering people change  over seasons growing, fruiting fading, withering we hold  the seeds of change in our hands. © 2017 Michelle Kogan   Carol Varsalona has the poetry roundup at Beyond … Continue reading

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