Posted in July 2019, Tanka

National Ice Cream Day

Donut Ice Cream Sandwich, yellow and white summer flowers

Sunny Sunday morn

Purple cotton candy drips

Giggling like a child

I watch a balloon artist

Create happiness with air


This morning I spontaneously decided to be a kid again as I read a post saying our local ice cream shop was giving away ice cream sandwiches to celebrate “National Ice Cream Day”.

And not just any ice cream sandwiches! These were specially created from our local donut shop! A fresh donut ice cream sandwich! Wow! Just the pick me up I needed to start the day I thought!

So instead of lounging on my comfy couch this morning, I got up, and went out to greet the day and was pleasantly rewarded!

I love summer, ice cream, donuts and balloons! And it was nice to be a kid again! 😊

Author enjoying National Ice Cream Day with a donut Cotton Candy ice cream sandwich

Posted in November 2014, Senryu

Today’s Gift

Senryu poem about a bracelet gift
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

Today at work, I was given a special gift from a charming little boy about 6 years old.
It is a rubber band bracelet made in multiple colors.  He told me he makes them and sells them for $1.00 each,
but “Today!” he said “This one is free for you!”  How sweet!  I shall treasure it always! 

Posted in November 2014, Tanka

Not Tellin’

Tanka poem about a humorous experience
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

What a reply!  I never expected that! “I’m not tellin’ ” I said!  LOL!
I met this little guy today while I was cashiering at work.
He was a bundle of energy and full of questions!
His mom must sure have her hands full with him and his brother who are twins!
But, he sure made my day and gave us all a good laugh with his reply to my question!
I just had to write this poem to hold onto the memory of him and this encounter!