Tag Archives: Truth

#Poetry Friday–James Baldwin

Happy Poetry Friday! It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. Quote by James Baldwin I’ve been reading James Baldwin and my post comes from my thoughts circling around … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–RETHINKING THE 4th

  Happy Poetry Friday! I was in a quandary about this post as we approach the 4th of July weekend and its celebrations. My views on July 4th as independence day have changed. If we are as a country, as … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– SOUNDS OF SUSURRUS… and Giraffes

Giraffe in Summer, © 2009 Michelle Kogan, pen and ink.   Happy Poetry Friday! and Happy Summer!  At the beginning of June Laura Purdie Salas, who is a poet, author, and member of a group of Poets known as the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day and Change

Happy Poetry Friday Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s out there, and in our memories… And for June 19th, Juneteenth Sign a petition Visit nextgen america and sign their petition to have Juneteenth, “Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Black Fourth of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Celebrating Nikki Grimes!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to be part of the Poetry Friday celebration of awarding winning author, poet, and artist Nikki Grimes! I’ve read a handful of Nikki’s 75 + books and have many more waiting for me. What comes … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: LIFE’S BREATH

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem comes from reflecting on this past week. I chose to try an “In One Word”  poetry form, that was introduced to us two weeks ago by April Halperin Wayland at her blog Teaching Authors. It’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–May: THESE BRAVE HANDS

      Happy Poetry Friday and Happy May! I’m sharing a poem that’s very new, and that I worked on over the last day or two. It’s  a prompt that Michelle Heidenrich Barnes gave us at her blog, Today’s … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo: Earth Day–earth-art & letter poem

Happy Earth Day on this 50th Celebration! I’m sharing some earth-art and a letter poem. DEAR EARTH Dear Earth, Lend us your deep-rooted wisdom So we may make wise our neglectful history Send us your powerful patience So we may earn it … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Jane Yolen and Response

Happy Poetry Friday! On Monday I read Jane Yolen’s heart-wrenching poem, Plowing Under. The poem reminded me of a few articles I  just read about long car lines waiting for food at food pantries, and how farmers are having to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Women & Spring leaves art activity

  wash your thoughts in spring’s  greens, while remembering we are one of many… © 2020 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum had an interesting post on lichens and leaves and they talked about the naturalist … Continue reading

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