Tag Archives: Michelle Kogan

Poetry Friday–Youth Climate Strike

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m joining the #ChicagoYouthClimateStrike, tomorrow, Friday 9-20-2019. Here’s my poster that has a poem I wrote for the march and rally.  GOOD CLIMATE Trees and bees,   Monarchs and seas  Children’s needs  Need:   Good climate  Good … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Soaking in Summer’s End…

  Happy Poetry Friday! My daughter and I took a rendezvous to the Indiana Dunes National Park last Saturday. We lounged by the lake’s edge and then took a hike up the tallest Dune in the area Mount Tom, named … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Lobelia and Fall…

  Happy Poetry Friday! I had a week off in between my summer and fall classes that I teach, and tried to fit in a little bit of painting… My hearts still in summer but the leaves that are falling … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Summer Poem Swap & Thanks

Happy Poetry Friday! Tabatha Yeatts created a “glowing” acrostic poem-bookmark for me for the Summer Poetry Swap, thanks so much Tabatha, and thanks for organizing the swap again this summer too, xo! She used some of my art as the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–For Lee Bennett Hopkins, #DearOneLBH

Happy Poetry Friday!  This week for Poetry Friday many of us have written poems for our Dear Poet Pied Piper Lee Bennett Hopkins, who we just lost. We have borrowed lines from his poems and then created a new poem … Continue reading

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Erik Dohner Plays Phoebus in Hunch Back of Notre Dame

Shining the light on Erik Dohner a.k.a. my son, who I just saw in Hunch Back of Notre Dame at Music Theatre Works, in Evanston, IL. Erik plays Phoebus, Captain de Martin in this Must See, Fabulous production all around. … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Trees…

Happy Poetry Friday!  We are celebrating Trees this week, from a call for tree themed poetry from fellow poet, lover of nature, and blogger Christie Wyman. Christie is also hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Wondering and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Heavy Heart

My gosh what a week… My head has been in a whirl from the two mass shootings of last week in Ohio and Texas–My heart heavy, and frustration for change constant. Then we all heard of the passing of Toni … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Exhibit and Milkweed Poem

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to share with you my painting and Summer Milkweed poem that will be included in the exhibit: Plant Medicine: Multi-Speciies Wellness in a Global City  Opening reception  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm running … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Summer Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m Happy to share my Summer Poem Swap that very recently arrived from Rebecca Herzog. While working on a poem for me, Rebecca researched insects from my area. She came up with the very ancient pondhawk dragonfly. … Continue reading

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