Posted in Nonet

Looking on in Sadness

Pale Purple Lily plant in bloom

Lily dressed in pale purple

Stands regal by the garden gate

Watching the growing parade

Slowly passing her by

Focused on anger

Without a care

They destroy

What once

Was

Nonet

Written after seeing the destructive aftermath 50 days of rioting, protests, and marches has caused in Portland, Oregon USA 2020

Posted in September 2019, Syllabic Verse

Dorian

Colorful paint swirls on paper

Prayers out sent to cover

Those its fury hath touched

Prayers sent up to gather

And bring winds of change

Turning the path’s course

To remain at sea

Syllabic Verse

Prayers for those in the Bahamas who are facing the destruction of Dorian’s wrath at this time.

Praying it’s fury will be lessened and it’s path turned out to sea so it will not make landfall anywhere else.

Posted in Double Shadorma, Scripture, September 2017

Which Gate?

Sky
Wide gate

Opens to pleasures,

Worldly fun,

Care-free,

Yet it ends in destruction,

And utter darkness.

Narrow gate

Is chosen by few

Difficult ,

Obstacles,

Yet leads to everlasting life.

Which gate to choose?

Double Shadorma

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13-14


Posted in February 2016, Tanka

Primrose Path

Primrose Path--Tanka poem
Original Poetry and Photographs by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

The primrose path refers to a life of ease and pleasure, or to a course of action that seems easy and appropriate
but can actually end in calamity.–(from Wikipedia)

Posted in Haiga, Haiku, October 2014, Senryu

Destruction of Many Memories

Dunes Theatre 1948-2014--destruction--Haiku/Senryu poem about memories
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014
Image from
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/4223

Tribute to the Dunes Theatre of Zion, Illinois  1948-2014
The Dunes was torn down today.  I and my family have many fond memories of watching movies there.

We were wishing it would have been saved and restored.

Dunes Theatre--Zion, IL. 1948-2014
Dunes Theatre–Zion, IL. 1948-2014

Reference article at: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/4223