Posted in December 2019, Tanka

Divinity

Bethlehem Star
Bethlehem Star @LeonasDesigns

Into the the world

He came one quiet night

As just small baby

Nondescript, invisible

Yet He changed things forever

Tanka

Posted in December 2019, Scripture, Shadorma

Guiding Light

Bethlehem Star

His Star

In the Eastern sky

Was a sign

Of His birth

Pointing towards Bethlehem

Leading Wise Men

Shadorma

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Matthew 2:1-2 KJV

Posted in January 2019, Syllabic Verse

Revelation

Original Image of an oil slick
“Rainbow Explosion” oil slick photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2018

What calls for your attention

In the dark and dreary night,

Or in morning’s light of day?

What is it that reaches forth

To capture your attention

On an ordinary day?

Grasp it, and record its birth

Within your mind, hands and heart.

Detail it in an artform

To share with all the world.

Syllabic Verse

“Art is born in attention. Its midwife is detail.”

~Julia Cameron, American artist, author and teacher

I Create Daily Art Challenge Day 2:

Prompt: What does attention reveal

Posted in December 2018, Scripture, Triolet
Manger, Nativity, Drawing
Free drawing from http://www.getdrawings.com

In a lowly manger He lay

The Prince of Peace in goodwill came

The Mighty God upon the hay

In a lowly manger He lay

God came upon earth that day

Everlasting Father His name

In a lowly manger He lay

The Prince of Peace in goodwill came

Triolet

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 KJV

Posted in January 2015, Rispetto

His Design

His Design--Rispetto poem--Orchid photo
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3 NKJV
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

Psalm 139:14 NKJV

Posted in January 2015, Poetry Types, Quinzaine, Quinzaine

Fifteen

Quinzaine poem about birthdayOriginal Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015
(graphics from clker.com)

This is kind of a fun little form.  I decided to try this form (that I had never tried before) because upon learning that its name meant “fifteen”,  I immediately thought of my grand-daughter who just turned 15 years old, and so,  I wanted to write a poem for her 15th birthday card! 🙂


“The English word quinzaine come from the French word qunize, meaning fifteen. A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables. These syllables are distributed among three lines so that there are seven syllables in the first line, five in the second line and three in the third line (7/5/3). The first line makes a statement. The next two lines ask a question relating to that statement.”
( from Shadow Poetry—http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/quinzaine.html  )