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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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Progressive Poem 2020 is here! #NPM

  Welcome to the 2020 Progressive Poem. Created originally, and hosted up to this year by Irene Latham, during National Poetry Month. This year Margaret Simon has picked up the baton and is our new host. Thank you Irene and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–NaPoWriMo: Mourning Dove

  Happy Poetry Friday and Happy National Poetry Month! I’m sharing a poem, art, and pics of a mourning dove that visited me this week in my backyard garden. Actually a pair visited, for quite a long time… I’m very … 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–#NaPoWriMo Climate Endangered Bird

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy National Poetry Month!  For National Poetry Month, I’m going to be focusing on nature and climate endangered birds, with poems and art. I’m following birds that Audubon has categorized as climate endangered or climate threatened, … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo 2020 Day 1 -Feathered Friends

  Happy National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo! Here’s a poem to lift your spirits, inspired by my early morning feathered friends! #Birds #Climateendangered #Poem MORNING WAKEUP CALL Cock a doodle doo rang out rooster’s rollicking call, Cherup, cherup, cherup, sang … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Migratory Birds & Songs…

Happy Poetry Friday! This weekend we move into Day Light Savings time in the midwest, and welcome more hours of evening light. We are also welcoming all the spring migratory birds, some that stay till fall, and some that visit, … 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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#Inktober2019 day 6 and Haiku

  #Inktober day 6,  prompt: husky   milkweed’s husky june stature glows then withers, with autumn’s advance… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:  

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