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#PoetryFriday–Vote & #Inktober

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m here with a mix of poetry and art to raise consciousness for the US Midterm Elections. My illustration accompanies my poem which was inspired by Calef Brown’s prompt on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog site Today’s Little … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Poems and a Sale

Morning Glories on porch, © 2018 Michelle Kogan, Greeting Card, watercolor and watercolor pencil Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Summers End! Today I’m sharing a mix of this and that … to accompany this transitional time between end of summer … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Bounty, Dreams, & Painting …

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some art and poems that were inspired by and begun while in Door County, WI. My first poem is a golden shovel that I built from Langston  Hughes’ poem Dreams. DREAMS What shall we hold …  … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thoreau, Nature, & Poetry Swap

Wildlife Comes to Lake Shore Drive, endangered species, © 2013 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Available in my online Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art I read last week that today is Henry David Thoreau’s Birthday (I think from … Continue reading

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Happy Summer Solstice 2018

SUMMER SOLSTICE Sunrays Unmask Multitudes– Marigolds Echinacea Rose of sharon Snapdragon Ox eye daisy Liatris spicata Sunflower Tiger lily Impoea Clarkia Et Al.       © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#NaPoWriMo day 30 poem and WIP watercolor

I’m closing the last day of National Poetry Month with a poem written from a prompt by Ibtisam Barakat, featured today on Renée LaTulippe’s blog No Water River. MY WINGS My wings are made of paint and petals sprinkled softly … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 24 Poem in 3 Acts and watercolor,

NATURE Act I: Elusive Spring stretches, awakes. She offers another sunless day. Cheerily, cherup, cherup, Robin sings. Act II: Afternoon brings fresh perspectives. Sun moves through leaving us breathless for more. Act III: Late afternoon, bees dance across dandelions. Violas … Continue reading

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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 12 #haiku and #sketch

  star narcissus nodding approval finally spring! © 2018 Michelle Kogan   My Poems for National Poetry Writing Month: Poem one–  DEAR APRIL Poem two–Haiku Azaleas Poem three–ODE TO SHUN LEE Poem four–Haiku Daffodils Poem five–APRIL’S MYSTERIES Poem six–APRIL’S BUDS   … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 11 poem & sketch

APRIL SNAKE Slithering snake caught me by surprise while sunning herself in April’s warm eyes. Off she scurried, through left-over-fall leaves, hiding in the myriad of Spring’s drying sheaves. I waited, and waited, and watched–holding my stance tightly, seeking her … Continue reading

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