Posted in Syllabic Verse

The New Normal

Social distancing, 6 feet apart

Talking with my neighbor,

Keeping our 6 foot distance,

Our words floating through the air

Land upon others ears

Across the courtyard.

Soon a 6 foot convention

Gathers. “The new normal.”

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Scripture, Tanka

Swift To Listen

“Listening Ear” Art by ©️LeonasDesigns 2020
“Listening Ear” Art by ©️LeonasDesigns 2020

Floating in the air

So many sounds surrounding

The Listening Ears

Swiftly capture each word

To bring them into the heart

Tanka

We have been created with two ears and one mouth, therefore,

“…be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” James 1:19 KJV

Posted in Scripture, September 2019, Syllable Lune

Setting Forth

Proverbs 23:7 scripture image

Floating in the air

My thoughts can soon

Manifest actions

Syllable Lune

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he...

Proverbs 23:7 KJV

Be careful with your thoughts.

“brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.”

Philippians 4:8 NKJV

Posted in June 2019, Senryu

Breathing in Life

Breathing, woman, freedom, life

Breath is a blessing

Our life is but a vapor

Thankful for each breath

Senryu

If you have ever lost your breath for a moment I am sure you can relate to this poem.

Having recently had an asthma attack that literally took my breath from me for a few seconds was very scary and made me realize how precious each breath I take is.

Life is short, breathe it in and give thanks for every breath!

Posted in Choka, September 2018

Sighting September

Moonlit night

August tried to warn

Us of her impending move.

She sent us cool drafts,

Chilling memos of warning.

Yet, wrapped in sweaters

We missed her exiting.

Undercover of night,

With just the moon as witness,

Fall bearing September came.

Choka

Posted in Acrostic, July 2018

BALLOONS

Balloons watercolor drawing by Leonas Designs

Balloons are nothing without

Air and neither are we.

Life

Lesson:

Our lives are

Only as good as our

Next deposit into them.

Seek to aerate your life daily

Acrostic

Life is like a balloon; you must put something into it to get the best possible results. —William Cranch Bond