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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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Poetry Friday–”Relieving Anxiety”

Happy Poetry Friday! Our small world has gotten much smaller and much scarier over the last few months. Coping and taking care of ourselves and those close to us are very important. Along with this are ways to relieve stress. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Leap Year…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m not one to sidestep bad news, however there’s so much out there I’m taking a break and offering a light post on our one in every four year occurrence of Leap Year… My Leap Year poem … Continue reading

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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–#olw (one little word…)

Happy Poetry Friday! It took some pondering this year to come upon my one little word… last year’s  #olw was pondering,  and our journey together rewarding. Here’s a small list of words I considered: changes perseverance action metaphor humanity reflect … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday:Winter Poem Swap

   Happy Poetry Friday! Look at all these beautiful poetry postcards I received, each one a small treasure in words and image! They’ve brought me a sense of comfort, calm, and admiration–with a bit of fun edginess from Rebecca’s. Thanks … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Reflections…

  Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a quick nonet poem and art influenced by our lack of light this morning… REFLECTIONS OF EERINESS Amber lamppost shines in light of day casting shadows of eeriness… Curtains of displease nod from … 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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Last Nature Haiku for 2019

Happy New Years Eve! Here’s my last nature haiku post for 2019, I’ve been tagging my haikus this last month as #natember, and more of my poet friends have been tweeting with #haikuforkindness #haikuforjustice #haikuforhope including: Linda Baie, Jone MacCulloch,  … Continue reading

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