Tag Archives: Poets

Poetry Friday–RBG

Happy Poetry Friday!(typed with a slight sigh, from this last week…) What a week… This week for Poetry Friday there were two prompt suggestions. One came a while back from Tanita Davis one of the Poetry Sisters/Princesses. The prompt was … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Celebrate Literacy Day with DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD

Happy Poetry Friday! International Literacy Day is coming up on Tuesday, September 8th. What better way to begin celebrating it than with a wonderful book… I offer you DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD POEMS, QUOTES, AND ANECDOTES FROM A TO … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Celebrating Nikki Grimes!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to be part of the Poetry Friday celebration of awarding winning author, poet, and artist Nikki Grimes! I’ve read a handful of Nikki’s 75 + books and have many more waiting for me. What comes … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo 2020 Day 1 -Feathered Friends

  Happy National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo! Here’s a poem to lift your spirits, inspired by my early morning feathered friends! #Birds #Climateendangered #Poem MORNING WAKEUP CALL Cock a doodle doo rang out rooster’s rollicking call, Cherup, cherup, cherup, sang … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 23 cherita and watercolor sketch

reluctant spring hyacinth’s late april petals finally appear robins tired of waiting she already built her nest © Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 15-found poem

BIRDS’ PERSPECTIVE In a courtyard of Mexico, were wilson’s warblers– Yellow-bellied, black-capped hopping pathways, pausing to eat a bug. I wander in the courtyard paying attention to townsends and audubon warblers, knock-knock of a woodpecker overhead, robins, house finches, canyon … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 1–Letter Poem & Watercolor

Dear April, I’ve waited so many seasons for your rebirth. Anticipating my towering topaz tulips, searching for my poeticus paper whites… Oh woe is me–Dear April garden where can you be? My crown jewel crocuses have barley opened, my daffodils … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-March for Kids Lives

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m getting ready for another March in Chicago–this Saturday’s March For Our Lives. I’m sharing a tanka poem and my poster that I will carry. I hope to get the backside of the poster done before the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Blue Moon & Poetry Postcards

I’ve been thinking about this Blue Moon we are having this month–perhaps it will release positive energy into the atmosphere. I often think there’s some kind of natural  force that is keeping all the wheels and cogs turning on our … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Bittersweet Lemons

Happy Poetry Friday! There was a request put out from our Poetry Friday Roundup host Lisa, for making lemonade out of lemons. So here is my take on that request to liven up all of us in the Northern part … Continue reading

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