Posted in Cinquain

You Matter

Goldfish, original watercolor painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Goldfish watercolor painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Just one

Fish in the sea

Of all humanity

Swimming towards eternity?

You matter!

Cinquain

Posted in Senryu

A Moment in Time

Mist, trees, forest, road

Life is a vapor

We are all a just breath away

From eternity

Saddened by the news of Kobe Bryant’s death today and also that of his young daughter.

We never know how much time we have on this earth, and today is a reminder of how short life sometimes can be.

Posted in Cinquain

Shield of Faith

Original enhanced oil slick photo taken in Oregon by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020
Original enhanced oil slick photo taken in Oregon by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

Stepping

Forward covered,

Wearing the shield of faith.

Walking towards eternity,

In Him.

Cinquain

Posted in October 2019, Scripture, Tanka

Eternity

“Eternity” Oil Slick original photo by LeonasDesigns 2019
“Eternity” Oil Slick original photo by LeonasDesigns 2019

Millions of lost souls

Afore eternity’s gates

Hearing the good news.

Blinded eyes see the Son, as

Tongues share the gospel.

Tanka

whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

2 Corinthians 4:4 NKJV

For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. Matthew 18:11 NKJV

Posted in April 2016, NaPoWriMo 2016, Sea Shanty

Sunday Service At Sea

Sea Shantie (or Chantie) about a Sunday Church Service at Sea
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

#NaPoWriMo–Day 26–Prompt: a challenge to write a poem that incorporates a call and response. Calls-and-responses are used in many sermons and hymns (and also in sea chanties (or shanties)!), in which the preacher or singer asks a question or makes an exclamation, and the audience responds with a specific, pre-determined response. (Think: Can I get an amen?, to which the response is AMEN!.). You might think of the response as a sort of refrain or chorus that comes up repeatedly, while the call can vary slightly each time it is used.
I wrote a Sea Shantie (or Chantie) in which I imagined what a Sunday Service at sea would be like conducted by a fiery Spirit-filled preacher aboard a ship filled with sailors. 🙂