Posted in May 2018, Nonet

Taking Time To Smell The Flowers

Queens in a Carriage, Queens for a Day

So much work just waitin to be done

But sometimes a girl is

Just gotta go have fun

Tiptoe thru tulips

And sit in the sun

Do something

Never done




Posted in Haiga, Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt, September 2016


September school days

Children hopping and skipping 

Leapfrog at recess 


#HaikuHorizonsWeeklyChallenge Week#135 Prompt: Frog

(When I wrote this poem I was thinking of my childhood days long ago when we children used to play Leapfrog, not the electronic game they have now, it was a fun physical activity, we played outdoors at recess. (Leapfrog is a game in which players take turns in leaping over other players that are bent over from the waist. – 

I wasn’t quite sure if children still played Leapfrog now so I looked it up on the Internet and found some videos on You Tube that I thought were worth sharing. Looks like Leapfrogging is still alive and well! 😊)

Young Children Playing Leapfrog Video 

High School Students Set World Record for Leapfrogging Video

Posted in Cinquain, May 2016

Stone Skipping

Stone Skipping--Cinquain poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

Apparently, Stone Skipping is quite a popular pasttime as there are tournaments and events for it, even a blog post titled:
” 13 Tips to Becoming a Better Stone Skipper”
Who knew?!!  Not me!
I used to enjoy it as a child when I lived close to a river, but had since forgotten about it until now.

However,  it looks like a great leisure time activity for anyone interested, especially if you live close to a river or lake!

Posted in October 2015, Tanka

Felicity Or Adversity?

Tanka poem about Felicity. Or Adversity?This one is really not as creepy as it looks! 🙂  The picture was taken one day when my two grand-daughters were just fooling around having fun making goofy faces.  After I looked at the picture I was inspired to write the poem and then, I figured I would add a filter to the picture to make it look a bit more creepy.  Guess this happens to fit right in for a post on Halloween. 😦