Posted in Choka

Farewell

Watching as you leave…
August, you brought lots of sunshine,
Must I say goodbye?
I am not looking forward
To those Fall days
Of less sun and shorter days
That September brings.
Oh, that Summertime would linger
Instead of running away.

Choka

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

Posted in April 2014, April 2014 PAD Challenge, NaPoWriMo 2014, Nonet

Adieu to April

Adieu to April--Farewell poem--Nonet
Original Photographs by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

Today brings to an end the April Poem a Day Challenge.  This was my second year of participation and I have greatly enjoyed it!
Since I have been writing a Poem a Day for over one year, writing a poem a day was not that big of a challenge to me anymore,
therefore, I chose to challenge myself further this month by not only writing a poem a day, but to also write a different form of poem each day,
plus I also chose to create some form of artwork daily for each poem. 
It was a challenge–but one I really enjoyed!!
Many thanks to NaPoWriMo 2014 and WD 2014 PAD Challenge for their daily prompts which often inspired me!

[NaPoWriMo–Day 30–Farewell poem]    [April 2014 PAD Challenge–Day 30–Closing poem]