Posted in Syllable Lune

Beyond a Glance

Original art drawings of 33 Dots progression
Original 33 Dots art-Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Looking with your heart

Through the eyes of God

Reveals hidden things

Syllable Lune

This week I chose to do a 33 Dot Art Drawing.

It was explained as an experience to discover hidden things in your art that at first glance your eyes might not see but that through prayer God might want to reveal to you.

It sounded intriguing so I decided to try it.

Instructions are: with paper and pencil shut your eyes and make 33 dots on the paper. Open eyes and connect the dots in one continuous line without lifting the pencil from the paper.

Pray and ask God to show you what He might want you to see or what He wants to reveal to you.

It might take some time to see and know exactly what that might be, because for me, at first glance, I only saw Disney animals in my dot drawing—Goofy, Pluto and Dumbo, but then after a few days of prayer and pondering I saw the Hammer, and then the Bible verse in Jeremiah 23:29 came to mind.

The end result was an amazing work of art that I feel God wanted me to create!

Jeremiah 23:29 33 Dot Art image by Leona J.Atkinson
Jeremiah 23:29 33 Dot Art image by Leona J.Atkinson 2020

Posted in November 2019, Rhyme

Inspiration Is:

reach for the sky, sky, boy on ladder reaching

Inspiration is an impulse to try something new.
A revelation that your life’s work isn’t through.
A thought that stimulates an action,
Spurring you by stimulating traction.

Arousing a notion, increasing your might,
Inspiration awakens you in the night
To new possibilities.
It’s the brainchild of capabilities.

A spark that lights a flame,
It changes the same, reorders the game,
Illuminates the path to find your muse,
Unleashing creativity without excuse.

It may come as a flash, creating a rumble,
Causing the mundane to fall and crumble,
Awakening a vision, encouraging a dream,
Inflating your diminished self esteem.

Often it’s a whim, a hunch, an insight,
An idea that seems to just sound right.
A brainstorm that threatens your complicity,
Calling you revive an old ability.

It motivates you to flights of fancy,
Soaring to heights that may be chancy,
Yet elevating you to live in rife,
And experience an enthusiasm for life!

Rhyme

Posted in October 2017, Scripture, Shadorma

Divine Moment

Sea Glass reflected
In Heaven 

Saints victorious

Rejoicing

In His midst

Standing on a Sea of Glass

With the harps of God

Shadorma 

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. Revelation 15:2

Posted in August 2017, Choka, Scripture, Senryu

Taste and Trust

Bird at Birdbath
Have you tried the LORD? 

Have you experienced Him?

Have you taken time?

Taste and see, the LORD is good.

Have you reached out?

Trust and see, His blessings flow.

He is waiting for you.

Perceive who He really is.

Taste His goodness today.

Choka
Oh, the LORD is good! 

Just trust in Him and be blessed!

Taste and you will see!

Senryu

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8 

Posted in October 2015, Shadorma

A Penny

Shadorma poem about a penny and God's provision
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

I am in the midst of a transition right now.  I am moving to a new place, in a new area. I had to quit my job to do so, and I just bought a new car.  Moving is never fun during the sorting, packing time, besides there are always extra expenses to deal with,  so I took a break and went out to eat at my favorite restaurant.  I was going to just get the food to go so I could rush home and get back to packing while I ate, but at the last minute I changed my mind and decided to stay there and eat in.  There were several tables available to sit at, so I kind of roamed around to make my choice.  Amazingly, the table I chose to sit at had a penny laying on the very spot I chose to sit!  “Thank You God” I said. For, every time I start to worry about money it seems I happen to find a penny or dime in my path. It is really amazing!  I have found them in so many odd places that one would never expect a penny or dime to be!   I believe they are reminders to me,  from God,  that I should not be worrying about money, or anything else,  because He is in control and He is my Provider.

Posted in August 2014, Haiga, Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt

WestWard

Haiku regarding Pioneer spirit--photo of Oregon Trail
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

This week’s Haiku prompt reminded me of my visit to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon back in 2006 when I was traveling via the now, new, Oregon Trail route to reach my destination of Oregon.  I am so glad I took the time out to stop at the Center.  It was truly a wonderful time of stepping back into History as I viewed the wonderful interactive displays they have and actually got to walk down some of the original wagon ruts left from the pioneer wagon trains of long ago. What an experience that was!  I was so fortunate to be able to capture a photo!

Thus, the inspiration for my Haiku this week.  I feel the Pioneer spirit of forward movement should always be in our bones, for the Pioneers sacrificed so much for what we now enjoy today!  
Click Here  to earn more about the Oregon Trail via the Interpretive Center’s website.

Haiku Horizons  Week 26–Prompt: bones