Posted in December 2015, Tanka

At Day’s End…

End of Christmas Day--Tanka
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

At the end of Christmas Day, after all the excitement is over, the presents are opened, the wrappings are gathered up and thrown away, I am glad that the love of family remains.  Peace on Earth—Goodwill to Men.  Christmas Blessings to all.

Posted in October 2015, Shadorma

Car Crash

Car Crash--News--Shadorma poem

I wrote this poem after I heard on the News of a deadly freak car crash that killed a young girl I worked with.  It was a six car pileup that should never have happened and it claimed a life of a beautiful young girl who had so much going for her in life.  It really made me sad and also made me realize how quickly life can be taken from us and how we should appreciate every minute we are given. 

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