Posted in Free Verse, NaPoWriMo 2020, Scripture

Who Done It ?

Moon, earth, universe, blackness

And the earth was without form,

(Unorganized, shapeless, chaotic, crude

Actually it was quite rough and rude)

and void; (useless,unoccupied, empty,

Nothing meaningful for any to see)

and darkness,

(Ruled, all robed in black, did creep

All around and) was upon the face of the deep.

And Abimelech said,

(Many years later while on earth he tread,)

“I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me,

neither yet heard I of it, but to day.”

Free Verse

According to NaPoWriMo’s Day 14 Prompt: Grab a book that is nearest to you. Start the poem with the second sentence in the book and then add the 15th sentence from page 24 somewhere else in the poem

So the book nearest to me at the time was my bible and so this poem Is based on:

Genesis 1:2 and Genesis 21:26

The words in parentheses are mine, the others are from the Bible and are italicized.

It’s kind of interesting how these two sentences fit together. 😊

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