Posted in Haiku

Spring Sights, Sounds and Smells

Yellow Daffodil

Green shoots popping up,

Patches of yellow abound,

Spring has come again!

Haiku

I felt like Chicken Little today as everywhere I went I kept saying “ Spring is here! Spring is here!”

It may not say Spring yet on the calendar but it was very present all around my area today.

I was seeing patches of yellow daffodils in my neighbors yards and green shoots of more to come soon, hearing birds singing and lawnmowers humming, smelling fresh cut grass and enjoying the bright sunshine! What a delightful change from the damp, dark, cold days of winter!

Yes, Spring weather is here and I am enjoying every moment of it!

Posted in Syllabic Rhyme

Morning Thoughts

Drawing of Daffodils by Leona J. Atkinson ©️,  Woodworth daffodil poem quote
Drawing of Daffodils by Leona J. Atkinson ©️, Woodsworth daffodil poem quote

What will this day bring?

Birds begin to sing,

What a cheerful sound!

Signs of Spring abound.

Daffodils in bloom,

Chase winter’s gloom.

Winter’s letting go,

My heart’s all aglow!

Syllabic Rhyme

Posted in Tanka

Sometimes…

Original watercolor of a sunset
Watercolor sunset by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

Sunsets like life,

End suddenly, shocking us

With bursts of color,

Or subtlely fade away

With faint hues of calm repose.

Tanka

Posted in Cinquain

Trash to Treasure

Oil Slick image

Trash to me

Treasure to her

Just made neighbor’s day

And mine so much better by

Sharing

Cinquain

Spring cleaning reveals un-wanted items in my closet that become just the thing my neighbor needs.

Posted in Tanka

Be a Sunflower

Watercolor Sunflower painting
Sunflower painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Seeking better days,

With some sunshine in life? 

Looking for the light?

Are you standing in the sun

Or sitting in the shadows?  

Tanka

If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” —Guy Finley

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” —Helen Keller

Posted in Haiku

Rainy Reflections 

Oil slick image with tree reflection
Oil slick image with tree reflection Original photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Nature’s paintbrush

Uses oil and water mix

Concrete canvas 

Haiku 

I captured this photo today as I was walking out of a store.

It was a very rainy day today but for just a short time the rain let up and the sun came out and that is the time I usually see oil slicks in parking lots.

Well this image stopped me in my tracks because it was not only a pretty oil slick but it was also reflecting a nearby tree in it which I thought made a beautiful scene.

Posted in Acrostic, Scripture

Love Eternal

God’s Valentine. John 3:16

Let us love one another as 

Our savior loved us. He gave us
Victory over sin and death plus
Eternal life. 
Acrostic

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” -Jesus John 13:34