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#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 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 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 4 haiku & watercolor

midwest daffodils ready, set, go–ignore april’s snow! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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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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January #haiku and morning #sketch

snow capped suzies caught in winter’s wonderland dreaming of spring © 2018 Michelle Kogan  

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Poetry Friday–Women’s March and more

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m participating in the Women’s March Chicago, 2018, that’s happening this Saturday, January 20th. For Poetry Friday I’m sharing the front of my poster, (back still to be complete) and a poem I wrote in the spirit … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Rising up & Art

Rose Red Reality, © 2017 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. FOREVER WE’LL RISE From Maya Angelou STILL I RISE Always Strive higher, But hold onto your dignity. Still– Always speak your thoughts, like they’re yours alone, precious as Air. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Bid Farewell Old Year

Welcoming Poetry Friday, this last one of the year,  with a simple adieu to 2017 and a humble hello to 2018–with a tanka and a poem by W. S. Merwin, To The New Year. BID FAREWELL OLD YEAR Look upon … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Potpourri: Hanukkah & Winter Poetry Swap

lights of eight sage branches stretch and reach skyward for freedom! ©2017 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday, and Happy Hanukkah! Last week on Saturday I recieved my winter poetry swap package in the mail. It couldn’t have come at a … Continue reading

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