Posted in March 2018, Reverse Nonet

Fading Flowers

Fading Daffodil Flowers

Blooms

Withered

Growing old

Stems now fragile

Petals paper thin

Heads beginning to droop

Yet their sweet fragrance wafts

The room fills with their pleasant scent

And my eyes only see their beauty

Reverse Nonet

Posted in May 2014, Tanka

Resolute Rose

Peach Rose--Tanka poetry
Original Photograph and Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson©2014

I saw this beautiful Peach Rose today growing in a somewhat abandoned area of old factories and thought it so odd that such a thing of beauty should be growing so voraciously even though obviously unattended to, but apparently someone, at sometime, had planted it there.
Well, I just had to pull over, climb through the weeds and photograph it and while doing so I was reminded of the quote
“Bloom Where You are Planted”.  🙂