Posted in Choka

Nature’s Refuge

My garden

In the early morn,

Rising with the summer sun,

Waking with the birds,

I sit among trees and flowers,

Sipping coffee as

Windchimes serenade me.

A squirrel scurries,

Butterflies flutter, bees buzz.

My garden shuts out the world.

Choka

Posted in Scripture, Senryu

Living Stones

Painted Stone

Believers, we were

Not created to be pew sitters

We are Living Stones

Senryu

And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. 1 Peter 2:5 NLT

Posted in Choka

The Leaves Speak of Life

Leaves of Spring plants

Leaves surround me

As I walk thru my garden,

Those of Bleeding Hearts

And Roses of all colors,

Lilacs and Lilies,

Leafy green Vincas and Ferns,

All speak to me of life,

That in the dark days of winter

Seemed lost, but was asleep.

Choka

NaPoWriMo Day 11–Prompt: significance of flowers, but I chose to write about the leaves instead as they are what are most prominent now, since many plants aren’t blooming but are leafing out.

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Leap Day

Leaping Rabbit original watercolor by Leona J Atkinson 2020
Leaping Rabbit original watercolor by Leona J Atkinson 2020

Today,

An extra day,

What shall I do with it?

Making a special memory

To look

Back on

If I am blessed to be alive

Four years from now, if not,

Then it’s for my

Family.

Butterfly Cinquain

Posted in June 2018, Tanka

Listen to the Lyrics

Some words on paper

Come alive and touch people

The alphabet will speak

A heartfelt message of truth

To those willing to hear

Tanka

(Video: Live Performance of MARCIN rapping the lyrics to his newest song “War With gods” (ISRC: QZDA51801260) on stage at “Locals 2 Legends” Show Beaverton, OR 6/15/18)

(MARCIN is my grandson)

Posted in Haiga, Haiku, July 2015

Green Sanctuary

Haiku about "Tree Church"
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015
image credit: Tree Church: http://treechurch.co.nz/

Are you looking for a church that’s alive?  Well, if you visit New Zealand you will literally find a real living breathing church!  “Tree Church” is a church built of actual living trees! 
Click on the Links below to Read about it and/or View the Slideshow of pictures

Yahoo News Article: “This Man ‘Grew’ a Church From Living Trees”

Tree Church website