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#NaPoWriMo–Progressive Poem

Ah… the 2018 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem has landed at my portal. For a little backstory, the Progressive Poem was created by Irene Latham, poet and author, in 2012, and occurs during National Poetry Month. Irene selects a poet to write … 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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Poetry Friday-Lee Bennett Hopkins Birthday Bash! and #NaPoWriMo day 13

  A Celebration of Jubilation of Historical Consideration! With Bookish Balloons and Wild Wacky Words, Marvelous Metaphors and Scrumptious  Similes! Stir them Shake them Stick them In a Pan Dim the Lights Drum Roll  Please… It’s  A Birthday Bash for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: ‘Twas the Eve of X-Mass–WIP

  One of Saint Nick’s well Reindeer, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! I believe my poem for this week was heavily influenced by the very bad sinus infection I’ve had. The poem is a WIP, a take on … 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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Thanks Giving 2017–Poem & Sketch

  I’m thankful for morning’s light filling my windows bird’s songs especially winter’s trees speaking throughout the seasons city critters view of their world friendships forever new and old home–holding love and family writing stories and poetry creating art that … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Here Come the Holidays!

For Poetry Friday I’m sharing a list poem inspired by my preparation for a Holiday Fair I’m in, and stocking my Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art, for the upcoming Holidays. I’ve included a couple of holiday card teasers to wet … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 5 –Haiku &watercolor

spring tears of rain fall, for the fallen children of northern syria. © 2017 Michelle Kogan  

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“Ode to Spring Soil” at Today’s Little Ditty

ODE TO SPRING SOIL You feel soft and squishy, as her shoes ooze over with clumps of your midnight mix. Your earthy scent magnifies, as she moves toward you. Swish, her foot slips and she sloshes down, sliding to the … 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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