Posted in December 2019, Syllabic Rhyme

Tins of Treasures

Homemade Christmas Cookies and Tins

Cookies and candies

Dancing in my mind

Holiday sweet treats

None left behind

Once a year indulgences

Of every kind

Syllabic Rhyme

Posted in December 2014, Shadorma

Sweet Dreams

Shadorma poem about Sugar Plums
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014
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This poem was inspired by a lady I met at work who told me she was buying a special decorative box to place the homemade Sugar Plums in that she makes each Christmas for her husband.  Her description of them sounded so absolutely wonderful that I said I would love to know how to make them too!  She offered to email me the recipe!  So my grand-daughter and I shall try making them for Christmas whenever her recipe arrives, but in the meantime I created this poem and am posting some information I found online about Sugar Plums,
what they are, and how to make them.
I hope you enjoy!

Cocoa Heaven–What Are Sugar Plums?
“The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;”…
Twas the Night Before Christmas poem
by Clement Clarke Moore or Henry Livingston


Posted in May 2014, Senryu

Sweet Summer

Sweet Summer-Senryu poem about Cotton Candy
Original Photographs and Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

Wrote this after purchasing a package of Betty Crocker Cotton Candy Cookie Mix and Betty Crocker Cotton Candy Frosting. 
Cookies look, taste and smell just like cotton candy!  They reminded me of visits to the fair in the summer where we would always get cotton candy.