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Poetry Friday–#NPM 2021: Spring

Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month! Spring plants are emerging, and I’m waiting on my backyard milkweed to push-on-through the soil… And then monarchs come. This week I’m celebrating with Spring poems that I’ve been writing for NPM. I’m … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Spring & Actions for Hate Crimes

Happy Poetry Friday and Welcome SPRING! Trying to welcome Spring, though Spring has decided to temporarily take leave, I hear she may return next week. Anyway, here’s a poem for Spring Crocus’ and a WIP watercolor with bits of white … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-“Creative Brain”

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been participating in Laura Shovan’s 9th Annual February Poetry Project, where we write a poem a day during February. This year our poem prompt focus is the body. My Poem-Drawing here is from a prompt this … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–More #haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some haiku, haiga, and bookmarks today. This haiga print was part of my package that I sent to Tricia Stohr-Hunt for this summer’s poem swap. It’s available in my Etsy Shop as a print and … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–TREES BREATH & Online Art Exhibit

  Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been thinking about …space in poems… negative space, tree’s space, and people’s space… Above is the flyer for an online exhibit I’m in, Where Are We Now? Activism of the Everyday, An International Juried Virtual … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Rosh Hashanah Card & Twister Poems

Happy Poetry Friday! Well I don’t know about you, but I don’t really know where the summer escaped too… I’m never really ready to let go of summer, even though I love fall. Summer feels fanciful, whimsical, and magical to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I’m celebrating summer with my Summer 2020 Poem Swap sent to me by Rebecca Herzog. I was delighted to receive this lovely, feel good poem and watercolor celebrating summer and sparkles–this helped me to remember it’s … 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–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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Poetry Friday: Lollipop… & Moon

Happy Poetry Friday! Sharing some of my front yard tulips that were begging to be seen… lollipop tulips lollygagging mid may’s day away… © 2020 Michelle Kogan   And a poem that Dear Moon asked me to write… DEAR MOON … Continue reading

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