Posted in February 2015, Tanka

Dance of the Dandelion

Dandelion--Tanka poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

  Time lapse Dandelion flower to seed head – YouTube
by Neil Bromhall

Posted in March 2014, Tanka


Dandelion photo and poem on tenacity
“Tenacity” Original Photograph and Tanka by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

Tomorrow marks one year of my journey in poem writing! It all begin on April 1, 2013 with the NaPoWriMo Challenge of writing a poem a day.  After finishing that April 2013 challenge I found I so enjoyed it that just kept writing a poem a day and thus this blog continued on.  It has been such a rewarding experience for me!  I have learned so much and have met so many interesting,talented people along the way.  I feel blessed for the opportunity! I hope to continue on with writing a poem day and plan to join in the April 2014 NaPoWriMo Challenge beginning tomorrow.  –Leona

Posted in Holiday, May Flowers 2013

The Common Dandelion


Little yellow blossoms,
Often picked without much stem,
By little hands seeking flowers for Mother.
Children love you.
To them you are beautiful, and you’re free!

They  can gather you and make crowns,
And chains, and rub you under their chins to see if they like butter.
How fun!  I smile at the thought.

Gardeners and grown ups don’t like you much,
but on this Mother’s Day
I wonder how many of you
Became yellow bouquets of love,
Gracing Mom’s dining room table,
Along with a homemade card.

Dandelions, I think God created you just for children.

Leona J. Atkinson   05-12-13