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From a poem prompt David Harrison gave us at Renee LaTulippe’s blog No Water River. A LOVELY BEETLE Can you guess my name? “You’re lovely ladybug!” Yes, but I’m really a beetle, called ladybird, and sometimes lady beetle. Say, Coccinellidae, … Continue reading
Happy Poetry Friday, and National Poetry Month. I’ve had such a rich week perusing Jama Rattigan’s blog Jama’s Alphabet Soup and her postings of the many poets featuring poems this month! I’ve been following the Progressive Poem that Irene Latham … Continue reading
Happy Poetry Friday! I’m getting ready for another March in Chicago–this Saturday’s March For Our Lives. I’m sharing a tanka poem and my poster that I will carry. I hope to get the backside of the poster done before the … Continue reading
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
I’m wrapped in the roundness of fall, and for Poetry Friday I’m sharing an autumnal tanka poem and ink and watercolor painting; also for inktober. I’m also sharing a fall poem by Carl Sandburg and one by Mary Oliver. SEEDS … Continue reading
Remembering dad fondly, sorrowfully, bravely. “How’s that book,” he’d always ask–Even now he’s with me watching . . . © 2017 Michelle Kogan
Peek-a-boo bunny, daughter, daddy and me, are springing off for a wee spring gathering, and we’ll hop back next week. © 2017 Michelle Kogan ps bunny says she’ll try to post poems while away but can’t promise . . .
Growing Beauty on a cold spring day, go and seek out beauty, in the dark rich soil sprouting, crinkling, reaching, honesty in action. © 2017 Michelle Kogan
Drear February’s slate gray day–Early morn light dismal, damp, and daunting. Refusing to meander on its way. ©2017 Michelle Kogan For more Poetry Friday poems visit: Jone at Check it Out for the Poetry Friday Roundup. Thanks for hosting Jone.
‘Twas in contrary February you swept away my heart. I swooned for you and you for me, forever we’re true! © 2017 Michelle Kogan