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Poetry Friday Golden Shovel and Painting

I have a Golden Shovel poem for Poetry Friday. The poem was inspired by Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird. I used the second stanza lines from Maya Angelou’s poem to create my poem. I’m also including a portion of Caged Bird … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Mother’s Day-Mothers & Daughters

For Poetry Friday I’m sharing Poems about Mothers and Daughters for Mother’s Day. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS Mothers and daughters what ties them together? Building bonds as sensitive as a feather. Laughing and crying–sharing joy and sorrow, years passing too quickly … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– Natures Voice & WIP

I went on another poem hunt and found the poet Karen An-Hwei Lee. My poem today is inspired by a poem of hers that I am sharing, and accompanies my WIP watercolor painting. Karen An-Hwei Lee’s poem follows below mine. You … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 30 & Thanks

I just received this beautiful book from Kathy Temean– She  recently featured it on her blog, Writing and Illustrating, Sharing Information About Writing and Illustrating for Children; it’s a treasure in words and art, many thanks Kathy!  For the last day of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday & #NaPoWriMo Nature

Speak for Nature Who will speak for nature? In spring when all is renewed, reborn, buds unfolding, magically coming to life, soil oozing over your shoes, filled with nutrients–All kinds of crawlers and creepers enriching our plants, robins calling back … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday & Women’s History Month

Can You Find Which Way is Up? Hey, yoo-hoo– Can you find which way is up? Works here, there, everywhere and won’t letup. Eh, I need an escape. Hmmm . . . A trip to the cape, a winter rendezvous­–me … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Haiku & House sparrow

  house sparrow calling by my rooftop, cheep cheeping, spying down on me. ©2017 Michelle Kogan Sharing this dashing house sparrow, who I heard singing sweetly in the beginning of the week. When I have time in the morning, I usually … Continue reading

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A sketch & haiku, ideas for a picture book . . . & Poetry Friday

Seeds of Change Seeds change  over seasons growing, fruiting, fading, withering people change  over seasons growing, fruiting fading, withering we hold  the seeds of change in our hands. © 2017 Michelle Kogan   Carol Varsalona has the poetry roundup at Beyond … Continue reading

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Morning #sketch & #haiku, helps clear the head and focus . . .

scampering squirrel caught my eye, rested and flew  through frigid sunshine! ©2016 Michelle Kogan

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Sunday #Haiku for the New Year

eyes closed, take a breath . . . let the sun of a new year spread warmth all around! © 2016 Michelle Kogan

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