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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m reflecting on Father’s for Father’s Day and focusing on Father’s who are no longer with us. DAD In a wink the light of life is out, But between that wink lay a lifetime of memories… Remembering … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here–Celebrating Tracy K. Smith at the Chicago Public Library

Happy Poetry Friday–The Roundup is here! On Saturday, April 27, 2019, I had the privilege and honor of hearing Tracy K. Smith, our  22nd US Poet Laureate at the Chicago Public Library’s Poetry Fest. A compelling poet, she is as … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Naomi Shihab Nye– “Kindness” & Nature

Milkweed, Hollyhock, Monarchs, Bee, and Dragonfly, © 2016 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! Our Host this week is Mary Lee Hahn. Mary Lee is celebrating Naomi Shihab Nye–and asked us all to join in. I took … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#NPM Day 3 & 4 2019

Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month! The last few weeks they’ve had ranunculus in the grocery store, and I’ve a soft spot for them, which is justified because I can always bring them to my Watercolor classes for my … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Lion or Lamb

Happy Poetry Friday I’m trying to stay positive about the Chicago weather. It was glorious yesterday, and today, we’re back to almost winter like weather. It was pretty nippy while I painted outside. Which brings me to my poem for … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#SPRING!

Happy Poetry Friday I’m Celebrating Spring and spreading around thoughts to encourage all our plants to come up out of the ground! SPRINT TO SPRING Dandelion dancing to rags of Scott Joplin’s “Gladiola’s” in my Kick-up Cartwheel sprint to SPRING! … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Strike for Global Climate Change!

Happy Poetry Friday!   Today, March 15, 2019, Heidi Mordhorst is hosting the Poetry Friday Round Up, at her blog my juicy little universe. Heidi asked us to create poems and posts promoting the Climate Strike that is happening around the world in … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#InternationalWomen’sDay, #schoolstrike4climate

5 Monarchs, Milkweed, and Bees, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, Detail, WIP, oil. Happy Poetry Friday and International Women’s Day! My post this week is in response to a poetry prompt from our Poetry Friday host, Catherine Wallian Flynn, at Reading to … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday: Sparrows, Spring, & Music

we’re windowpane sparrows pining for spring it’s coming, be patient… pop by each afternoon, come out, take a peak, commune with nature–a natural treat… © 2019 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! Linda Baie at her blog TeacherDance is our hostess … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–iPad haikus & art

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been playing this week on my newly acquired iPad. I won it recently when I resubscribed to my local public radio station. I’m planning on using it mostly to connect up with my computer to do … Continue reading

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