Tag Archives: Margaret Simon

Poetry Friday–Robins for Earth Day 2021

robin dreams of catalpa canopies, summer’s secret solace © 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Earth Day with thoughts about how we can help our friend Robin. The counts of Robins are down in the cities, mainly due … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Figure Drawing Class, Poem, & Art

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m interrupting the ongoing political airways… To bring you… My brand new Online Figure Drawing–Painting & Composition Class, beginning next week on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Harper College in their Community Education Department–and am looking to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poetry Reading & daily poems

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a little left over summertime before we dive into winter, in celebration of last weeks election results and a Poetry Reading that’s coming up next week. Next Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm, CST I … 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: 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–Tulips & Baby Leaves…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing more #PoemsofPresence. The first one, from my notebook comes from thinking and wondering about poet, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, and her 100 tulips that she planted last fall… I was wondering if they are up and … Continue reading

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Progressive Poem 2020 is here! #NPM

  Welcome to the 2020 Progressive Poem. Created originally, and hosted up to this year by Irene Latham, during National Poetry Month. This year Margaret Simon has picked up the baton and is our new host. Thank you Irene and … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 4– Morning Bunny

  Taking a brake from my bird focus to bring you this lovely cottontail I saw on my walk this morning, still had part of his/her winter coat on too… OH BUNNY Oh bunny hiding between Spring greens, you’re no bird, but … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Roundup is Here & Spring

Happy Poetry Friday! Come on in, the Poetry Friday Roundup is here, leave your poetry links below with Mister Linky. I’ve invited Spring for a brief escape from all the scariness out there… So, kick back and bathe yourself in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–#olw (one little word…)

Happy Poetry Friday! It took some pondering this year to come upon my one little word… last year’s  #olw was pondering,  and our journey together rewarding. Here’s a small list of words I considered: changes perseverance action metaphor humanity reflect … Continue reading

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