Posted in January 2016, Rhyme

Divine Detours and Delays

Rhyme poem about detours and delays in life
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016
Posted in Haiku, January 2016

Childhood Joy

singin' in the rain--Haiku
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

As I was hurrying through the dark parking lot to go into the grocery store, I pulled my coat tight around me as it was chilly and rainy.  All of a sudden a bright warm feeling entered my heart.  There in the midst of it all I heard the sweet voice of a little child singing.  Seemingly unaware of the weather, she waited patiently for her mom to load groceries into the car, as she sang a little melody all her own. 🙂  I had to smile.  A good reminder to be joyful in all circumstances! 🙂

Posted in January 2016, Senryu

Oregon Sky

Oregon Sky--photo and Senryu poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

The sun popped out for just a few minutes–I stepped outside to snap a picture–the result was this photo that looked like the shape of Oregon!  (I did not crop this photo into this shape–it just happened because of the area where I was standing when I took the photo)
I figured this unusual photo deserved a poem to be written for it! 🙂

Posted in Choka, January 2016, Scripture

Book of Remembrance

Book of Remembrance based on Malachi3:16-17--Choka poem
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Malachi 3:16-17 KJV

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Posted in January 2016, Tanka

Queen of the Tree

dog, tree, Tanka poem

Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

 Marilyn is my grand-daughter’s dog. When the big tree in the family’s backyard was knocked down by storms this winter Marilyn chose to run up to the end of the remaining stump and stand as if on guard!
(Instead of being “King of the Hill” she is “Queen of the Tree”! 🙂
She seems to mimic her daddy, Jack, whom we call “The Sentry or Guard Dog”
Click here to read “Guard Dog”  a poem which I wrote about Jack previously)  🙂