Posted in Cascade, Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2020

Oregon’s Evergreens – Arbor Day 2020

Oregon Evergreens

Stately they stand

Strong branches holding new life

Sheltered from storms

As wind and rain beat

Steadily upon their mossy boughs

Stately they stand

Green giants waving

Strong branches holding new life

All across our land

Some are chosen

As lumber to keep people

Sheltered from storms

Triple Haiku Cascade

To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.” — President Theodore Roosevelt.

“Other holidays repose upon the past; Arbor Day proposes for the future.”

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#ArborDayAtHome #ArborDayFoundation

Posted in Acrostic, NaPoWriMo 2020

LEONA

Leona Alphabet Art  Name Poem wall hanging
Leona Alphabet Art Name Poem wall hanging created by Leona J. Atkinson ©️LeonasDesigns 2020

Lingers long, loving life, liking leisure,

Evades every evil equally

Opts out of oral offenses

Needs niceness, no negativity

Adventurous, amicable, appreciative

NaPoWriMo Day 23 Prompt: write a poem about a particular letter of the alphabet

For today’s prompt I kind of adjusted it a bit and chose to use more than one letter so to fit into an Acrostic form and used my own name to fit my characteristics (as I see them to be) describing the words of each letter.

And….since I have an artistic side I was led to create the poem into a personalized alphabet art acrostic name wall hanging using some of my various original alphabet art images.

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2020, Tanka

Junk Mail

Junk Mail envelopes

Something we all get

Something we all do not want

Something we all throw

Such a waste of people’s time,

Labor, paper and money

Tanka

NaPoWriMo Day 20 Prompt: Junk Mail

I do try to find creative ways to use junk mail in my art like in my paper collage art, paper mache sculptures, envelope art journals and shredded paper packing but it still seems to pile up.

If you want some ideas of creative ways to recycle or reuse your junk mail just click the link below for: 35 Unique and Practical Ideas To Recycle Junk Mail Brilliantly

https://www.natureholdsthekey.com/recycle-junk-mail

Or do a search on You Tube for creative ways to use junk mail.

Posted in Free Verse, NaPoWriMo 2020, Scripture

Who Done It ?

Moon, earth, universe, blackness

And the earth was without form,

(Unorganized, shapeless, chaotic, crude

Actually it was quite rough and rude)

and void; (useless,unoccupied, empty,

Nothing meaningful for any to see)

and darkness,

(Ruled, all robed in black, did creep

All around and) was upon the face of the deep.

And Abimelech said,

(Many years later while on earth he tread,)

“I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me,

neither yet heard I of it, but to day.”

Free Verse

According to NaPoWriMo’s Day 14 Prompt: Grab a book that is nearest to you. Start the poem with the second sentence in the book and then add the 15th sentence from page 24 somewhere else in the poem

So the book nearest to me at the time was my bible and so this poem Is based on:

Genesis 1:2 and Genesis 21:26

The words in parentheses are mine, the others are from the Bible and are italicized.

It’s kind of interesting how these two sentences fit together. 😊

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2020, Triolet

Sunshine and Flowers

White Daffodils in the sunshine

Ah, Sunshine and flowers

Are most wondrous things

Among which I can sit for hours

Ah, Sunshine and flowers

Watered by springtime showers

Sweetest sererinty brings

Ah, Sunshine and flowers

Are most wondrous things

Triolet

NaPoWriMo Day 12–Prompt: Triolet

Posted in Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2020, Scripture

Like a Lamb

Three crosses on a hill

Legions of angels

Stood aimed, battle ready

To strike at command

As the Son of God

Stood in the dark garden and

Faced His accusers

His disciples ran

His betrayer kissed His cheek

Yet He was silent

Triple Haiku

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,

Yet He opened not His mouth;

He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,

And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,

So He opened not His mouth.

Isaiah 53:7

Lamb of God, Christian flag symbol