Tag Archives: Pen and Ink

#NaPoWriMo day 19 haiku and sketch

soaking up midday sun, violets admire city folks… © 2018 Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far: … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 16- Moon prompt

  WHO’S IN THE MOON? Everyone thinks there’s a man in the moon I know there’s really a woman in there. As the stars come out, twinkling in nights sky, She winks at me with her special flair. But if … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 11 poem & sketch

APRIL SNAKE Slithering snake caught me by surprise while sunning herself in April’s warm eyes. Off she scurried, through left-over-fall leaves, hiding in the myriad of Spring’s drying sheaves. I waited, and waited, and watched–holding my stance tightly, seeking her … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 8

CHANGES IN NATURE I watched her grow for three seasons, munching away mostly in safe areas– Occasionally I had to run her out. When winter set in I saw her hunkering down. If I gave her space, there she’d sit … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 5 Poem & Cat

APRIL’S MYSTERIES… Scurry of three birds gone in a flash– Black cat sauntering on a mission– On April fifth what else unfolds… ©2018 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday Macaroni & Chewy Cheese

I’m featuring silly limericks today for Poetry Friday. I heard through the grapevine that July 14th is National Macaroni and Cheese Day. Tabatha Yeatts, at The Opposite of Indifference, our Poetry Friday host extraordinaire put out a call for Mac … Continue reading

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Summer Poetry Swap 2017-Growing Writing for Poetry Friday

 I’m participating in the Summer Poetry Swap that was created by Tabatha Yeatts. The end of June, a lovey poetry garden surprise arrived in the mail, from my poetry friend Linda Baie; along with additional swag. I’m sharing her accordion poem, … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July–Poem and Art

FOURTH OF JULY For this 4th of July slip-in-a-slice of strawberry rhubarb pie, Grab-a-friend-or-two, Kick back and watch a firefly,      Spread a handful of love,          and a big sprinkle of joy                  for this 4th of July! © … Continue reading

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April Fools & Art for Poetry Friday

  April Fools There’s fools for fools and fools that need systems of rules. There’s ghouls of fools creating havoc and whirlpools. There’s ghouls of fools refusing using biofuels. There’s ghouls of fools manipulating molecules. There’s ghouls of fools who … Continue reading

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Upbeat thoughts, haiku and illustration

winter wonders all around, right-side-up up-side- down, dreaming sky high . . . © 2017 Michelle Kogan Some upbeat thoughts for the kid in all of us.  A haiku inspired by my illustration for the SCBWI kite prompt.  

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