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Poetry Friday:Winter Poem Swap

   Happy Poetry Friday! Look at all these beautiful poetry postcards I received, each one a small treasure in words and image! They’ve brought me a sense of comfort, calm, and admiration–with a bit of fun edginess from Rebecca’s. Thanks … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here–2020

Happy Poetry Friday–The Roundup is Here! With this last Poetry Friday post I’m ushering out 2019 and opening my arms and heart wide for 2020 and positive change for our earth’s climate! Here’s my wakeup call poem: 2020 RAISE YOUR … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Holiday EXPO 2019 & Ginger Spice

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some sweetness and spice in poetry and images this week for my post. My images are from The 2019 Winter Art & Crafts EXPO at the Evanston Art Center open now through December 21, 2019 … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Voices for Climate & Justice

Happy Poetry Friday! This has been quite a week between the frigid cold we’ve had here in Chicago, and the beginning of the Impeachment hearings… I found a post by artist/Illustrator Emma Reynolds, whose from across the pond, calling for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–is it still fall?

Happy Poetry Friday I think it’s still fall, but I’m starting to wonder… We’ve been having some very cold snowy days here in Chicago, our windy city. But I’m holding on to fall till December and bringing you some fallish poems … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#Inktober, ornaments & new card

  Happy Poetry Friday!  I’m sharing a few poems and quick sketches from the past week for #Inktober2019. The one above has turned into a holiday card (and will be posted soon in my Etsy Shop) with this haiku on … Continue reading

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#Inktober2019 & thoughts for my Dad

SILVER ASH Silver ash fills leaves  with seasons early bite–  October’s cold has  come too soon, but offers  reflection in return… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   Dedicating this post to my Dad, whose Birthday would have been today, and whom … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–List Poem & Watercolor

  Happy Poetry Friday! What to do when the world won’t stop spinning… retreat to poetry and art. I squeezed in the beginning of a painting this afternoon–outside in the sunshine, even though a thousand other demands were calling me… … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Trees…

Happy Poetry Friday!  We are celebrating Trees this week, from a call for tree themed poetry from fellow poet, lover of nature, and blogger Christie Wyman. Christie is also hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Wondering and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Heavy Heart

My gosh what a week… My head has been in a whirl from the two mass shootings of last week in Ohio and Texas–My heart heavy, and frustration for change constant. Then we all heard of the passing of Toni … Continue reading

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