Posted in October 2019, Scripture, Senryu

Father’s Jewels

Original Oil Slick photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2019
Original Oil Slick photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2019

We shine so bright

His peculiar treasures

Bought by His Son’s sacrifice

Senryu

And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

Malachi 3:17 KJV

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Posted in July 2019, Scripture, Syllabic Verse

Believer’s Benefit

Ephesians 1:3 scripture verse image

Sitting in the heavenlies

Right next to my Savior

Covered from head to toe

With Spiritual Blessings

Enjoying Father God’s presence

Syllabic Verse

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Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Sonnet-Modern Unrhymed

Reflections

My Dad 1943 US Army
My Dad 1943

In the spring of 1910 a new life was

Born in Sisseton South Dakota,

Just in time to be counted in

The Census taken April fifteen.

Roberts County gains another boy

And I, yet unknown, a future father.

A good man who would love nature,

Poetry, and baseball, a man

I would meet on a summer day in June

1944, when he came home from the war

To spend his time teaching a girl

How to hit home runs, name trees

By their leaves, track animals in

The woods, but not how to forget him.

Sonnet (Un-Rhymed)

In memory of my Dad, Erling Claremont Cliff, (4-4-10—1-1-85)

#NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 4 Prompt: sad, Sonnet

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. 🙂