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Poetry Friday–Snow, Birds, Valentine’s…

  Happy Poetry Friday! Brrr, our temps are plummeting here in Chicago, but along with that we’ve received a lovely sprinkling of snow…  windy, snowy, “brave irene” kinda day, with pine wiggling magic © 2020 Michelle Kogan I’m going to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year, New Light, New Activism…

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to 2020… I’ve been thinking about light, change, children, and students, perhaps together they’ll move us in a positive global direction… I have two poems and a bit of music to accompany my pondering thoughts… A … 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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#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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#Inktober2019 day 6 and Haiku

  #Inktober day 6,  prompt: husky   milkweed’s husky june stature glows then withers, with autumn’s advance… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:  

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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–Youth Climate Strike

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m joining the #ChicagoYouthClimateStrike, tomorrow, Friday 9-20-2019. Here’s my poster that has a poem I wrote for the march and rally.  GOOD CLIMATE Trees and bees,   Monarchs and seas  Children’s needs  Need:   Good climate  Good … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Soaking in Summer’s End…

  Happy Poetry Friday! My daughter and I took a rendezvous to the Indiana Dunes National Park last Saturday. We lounged by the lake’s edge and then took a hike up the tallest Dune in the area Mount Tom, named … 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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