Posted in August 2019, Syllabic Verse

Gentle Guide

Lighthouse
Original photo by Leona J. Atkinson

You didn’t make noise

As the fog horn does

You merely shined

To show me the way

Syllabic Verse

“Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine” –Dwight L. Moody

Posted in August 2013, Crown Cinquain

A Tribute to a Light House

Light House.
Beacon of light,
Leading us safely to shore.
Keep us from danger as we explore.
Shine bright!

Tall tower.
Our guiding light,
Shining out over the sea,
Bringing each vessel safely to thee.
Keep on!

Sentry.
Even in fog,
Your horns sound deep and loud,
To warn us of the foggy shroud.
Our hope!

Striped one.
Each day and night,
You show us the right way,
So that on course we can safely stay.
Stand tall!

Sea guide.
Security,
You give in sight and sound,
To us, whenever you are around.
Thank you!

Crown Cinquain
Leona J. Atkinson  08-07-13

This poem was written in honor of National Lighthouse Day.  On August 7, 1789, the United States Congress approved an act for the “establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.”  It was two hundred years later that Congress designated August 7 as National Lighthouse Day.