Tag Archives: Margaret Simon

Poetry Friday–Black-eyed Suzies

look closewhat will you find… susie’s leaves,milkweed sprouts, and bee © 2022 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! My poems today come from Margaret Simon’s post yesterday, for This Photo Wants to be a Poem.Thanks Margaret for taking time to stop … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– AT THE POND, Poetry Book by David Elliott, Illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Earth Day! I’m tickled pink today, or perhaps green to be sharing a book review and comments from author and poet, David Elliott on his new poetry book, AT THE POND! David Elliott’s new verse … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–NPM Gray Catbird

Happy NPM and Poetry Friday! Have you been following the Progressive Poem, originally started by Irene Latham, and hosted now by Margaret Simon. Each day throughout April a poet is adding their own unique line, or borrowed line to a group … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–NPM–Meadowlark

Happy Poetry Friday! Happy Poetry Month! There are S-o-o-o-o many poetry opportunities to partake in, I wish I could skip sleeping this month and fill up on more of the poetry out there. Here’s a couple of places to wet … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year Postcards!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m thinking about Blue skies and warmer locals as I trudge through another cold, snowy, and icy Chicago winter. The arrival of all these New Year Postcards from poet friends is taking away some of the chill … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Holiday Lights & “This Photo Wants to be…”

hanukkah lights spreadglowing warmth, like familyleaning in for hugs © 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a couple short poems today as I’m busy preparing for a Holiday Show, the Evanston Art Center’s 19th Annual Winter Arts … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday— Bird’s Feeding–Native Chicagoan’s…

Happy Poetry Friday! Last week the new named Poetry Group, the Inklings, including Margaret Simon, Catherine Flynn, Linda Mitchell, Heidi Mordhorst, Molly Hogan, and Mary Lee Hahn, challenged themselves to write ghazal’s for their monthly prompt. Well, I’ve written at … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Cycling & Breath

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem below was inspired by Margaret Simon’s blog post yesterday for, THIS PHOTO WANTS TO BE A POEM, on her blog Reflections on the Teche. I substituted a bicycle photo of my own, so do drop … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Sky, Sun, & Water

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem this week was inspired by Margaret Simon’s prompt, from her post this week on THIS PHOTO WANTS TO BE A POEM… I wrote the poem, didn’t have a chance to post it, then tweaked it … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Poem Swap—Whimsy & Water…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to share with you my joy filled poetry swap package that I received fromMargaret Simon! Margaret sent me a collaged writing journal infused with summeryness! Margaret’s poem borrowed words from a recent poem of mine … Continue reading

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