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#PoetryFriday–#SPRING!

Happy Poetry Friday I’m Celebrating Spring and spreading around thoughts to encourage all our plants to come up out of the ground! SPRINT TO SPRING Dandelion dancing to rags of Scott Joplin’s “Gladiola’s” in my Kick-up Cartwheel sprint to SPRING! … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 7–Tanka & Ladybug

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

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Poetry Friday-#NaPoWriMo day 5 Tanka & Painting

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

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Poetry Friday-March for Kids Lives

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

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Poetry Friday–Bid Farewell Old Year

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

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Poetry Friday tanka, #inktober and painting

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

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Thinking about my dad, on Father’s Day

Remembering dad fondly, sorrowfully, bravely. “How’s that book,” he’d always ask–Even now he’s with me watching . . . © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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#NaPoWriMo Day 9, Tanka & Bunny

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 . . .

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#NaPoWriMo day 4 #tanka & #sketch

  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

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Poetry Friday: Drear February-Tanka

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.

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