On this first Friday of September, Linda at TeacherDance has hosting duties. Her poem about summer ending and school beginning reminds me of "Now" by Prince Redcloud.
Are you interested in a poetry challenge? The September #poetrypals challenge is the Definito, created by poet Heidi Mordhorst,
This week, I have the wonderful work of Michelle Kogan. She sent it to me for the Summer Poetry Swap. It's always a joy to get something from Michelle. I love the journal she handmade and will carry it with me for sketching and writing.
Below is her poem. There is indeed mystique in our feathered friends. They are magical in the way they flit here and there.
FEATHERED FRIEND MYSTIQUE..
Does sparrow magic amaze you?
How they tilt their head,
this way and that.
How they lilt their song
lively up and down.
Have you glimpsed them
on that high branch?
one wing than another.
Preen, preen, preening,
puff-fluffing head feathers,
noodling wings and all birdy things.
Oh joyous song they sing along
as if it's just for you.
Though really for their birdy loves
perched safely in that branchy shrub
W-a-y up above,
or in that shady tree.
But if you dare look too long,
or they catch you listening-
S-s-s-W-i-sh-Off they dash
in a flash-instantly.
Do you wander,
Were they ever
© 2022 Michelle Kogan
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1 April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing