Posted in Syllabic Verse

Blustery Day

Tree bent by the wind blowing

The wind around me rages

March is practicing

For her arrival

Tree branches swaying

Weaker ones hurl

As if in protest

To being awakened

From a winter’s sleep

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Haiku

Morning Walk

Cherry blossoms on tree
“Cherry Blossoms” original photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

A spring in my step

On pink and white pathways

Cherry blossom time

Haiku

My daughter’s cherry tree was in full bloom today! So pretty! So uplifting to see!

Posted in Tanka

Springtime Awakenings

“Spring Leaves” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020
“Spring Leaves” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

Enjoying the new life

Springing up all around me

Singing and dancing

With the birds and daffodils

Shaking off winter doldrums

Tanka

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.