Posted in October 2016, Reverse Etheree

Five Months Later…

Carpet of fall leaves--thankful, grateful, blessed
Today i walk upon a carpet of leaves

In red, yellow, gold, orange, brown 

Colors so vibrant yet fading

The opposite of my trodding

Feet which are renewed

To walk more lively

Step more sure

Than before

In Summer’s 

Days

Reverse Etheree

I am so thankful that I am pretty much back to normal again after my fall five months ago. I feel very blessed to be able to get out and go for a walk and do things again. Thanking God for His healing, strength and encouragement. He was my ever present help in my time of need. 

Posted in July 2016, Scripture, Senryu

Blessing of a Gift

Oft’ a gift blesses

Not only the recipient

But also the giver

Senryu

And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’  Acts 20:35 

Last night I was blessed to be given a wonderful surprise gift by my youngest grand-daughter. Her generous heart brought me so much joy!

Yet, she said the giving brought her much joy also.  She’s such a sweetheart!

Posted in January 2016, Senryu

Oregon Sky

Oregon Sky--photo and Senryu poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

The sun popped out for just a few minutes–I stepped outside to snap a picture–the result was this photo that looked like the shape of Oregon!  (I did not crop this photo into this shape–it just happened because of the area where I was standing when I took the photo)
I figured this unusual photo deserved a poem to be written for it! 🙂

Posted in October 2013, Rhyme

A Guy named George

I met a guy named George today,
Quite a character was he.
97 years old,
And still full of glee!

He came into the room singing,
Every song mentioned he did know.
Verse by verse he’d sing them out,
He really stole the show!

Our Dance Team came prepared,
Joy and happiness to bring.
Yet it was we who were blessed,
As we listened to George sing.

George showed forth a true joy,
That only faith in God can bring,
As he smiled and encouraged all,
To just open up and sing!

Rhyme
Leona J. Atkinson  10-28-13

Posted in Rhyme, September 2013

Aha! The Intruder

Cat in the MeadowI hear chirping in the meadow,
I run quickly to see!
Have the little songbirds returned?
Oh really, can it be?
Am I once again to be blessed,
by the sweet, cheerful sounds,
of the little creatures singing,
among the reeds that grace the grounds?

Ah, yes, I see a flutter, a movement on a reed!
But, now the chirping sounds alarming,
And causes me to wonder indeed!
The song is not one so charming,
but one full of alarm and fright.
A clear sound of warning,
a chirp commanding quick flight!

Then, out of the corner of my eye,
I see a movement in the grass.
What is out there in the meadow?
Something that seems to trespass…

Aha! Tis the neighbor’s cat,
Seeking to find the sound that she too heard.
She left her perch whereupon she sat,
to discover the chirping bird!

Now, this story has a happy ending,
of which I am glad indeed!
For the little bird took flight,
before the cat reached it’s reed!

Rhyme
Leona J. Atkinson  09-05-13