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Poetry Friday-Summer Etheree’s

Happy Poetry Friday!   I’m having a summer play-day with this etheree poetry prompt given to us by the Poetry Princesses/Poetry Sisters. Laura Purdie Salas, one of the Poetry Sisters suggested using   #poetrypals as a hashtag. I took a few … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–John Lewis

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m remembering John Lewis in a double etheree poem–Let’s keep his life’s actions alive. First action–for all of us in the US, make sure you’re registered to vote, better yet, send for your Vote-By-Mail ballot for our … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poetry Mix & Flowers

hollyhocks, dance in my dreams and multiply… © 2020 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I am thinking about the fall, schools beginning, and people returning to on location jobs. My first thoughts are, we’re not ready. Hence this tanka poem … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–James Baldwin

Happy Poetry Friday! It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. Quote by James Baldwin I’ve been reading James Baldwin and my post comes from my thoughts circling around … 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: 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–Life and Flowers

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in-between and so are the seasons. Winter still is holding on, but signs of green spring are pushing through the softened earth. So I’m sharing an in-between WIP painting, poem about life and flowers, and a … Continue reading

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