Posted in Tanka

Inspired to Inspire

Hand Painted Inspirational Rocks

Just a few small stones

And a little bit of time

Can brighten the day,

Create some happiness

For me to share with others

Tanka

I enjoyed painting some more inspirational rocks today to share near the path.

Many that I’d created last week were taken by those that passed by so I needed to replenish the area.

I am happy to see they are brightening people’s day.

Posted in Tanka

Springtime Awakenings

“Spring Leaves” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020
“Spring Leaves” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

Enjoying the new life

Springing up all around me

Singing and dancing

With the birds and daffodils

Shaking off winter doldrums

Tanka

Posted in Syllabic Rhyme

Morning Thoughts

Drawing of Daffodils by Leona J. Atkinson ©️,  Woodworth daffodil poem quote
Drawing of Daffodils by Leona J. Atkinson ©️, Woodsworth daffodil poem quote

What will this day bring?

Birds begin to sing,

What a cheerful sound!

Signs of Spring abound.

Daffodils in bloom,

Chase winter’s gloom.

Winter’s letting go,

My heart’s all aglow!

Syllabic Rhyme

Posted in July 2019, Tanka

National Ice Cream Day

Donut Ice Cream Sandwich, yellow and white summer flowers

Sunny Sunday morn

Purple cotton candy drips

Giggling like a child

I watch a balloon artist

Create happiness with air

Tanka

This morning I spontaneously decided to be a kid again as I read a post saying our local ice cream shop was giving away ice cream sandwiches to celebrate “National Ice Cream Day”.

And not just any ice cream sandwiches! These were specially created from our local donut shop! A fresh donut ice cream sandwich! Wow! Just the pick me up I needed to start the day I thought!

So instead of lounging on my comfy couch this morning, I got up, and went out to greet the day and was pleasantly rewarded!

I love summer, ice cream, donuts and balloons! And it was nice to be a kid again! 😊

Author enjoying National Ice Cream Day with a donut Cotton Candy ice cream sandwich

Posted in Double Nonet, June 2019

Right On Target

Bullseye with arrow in the middle

I gave life to a word today

I released it in haste

It formed like an arrow

Piercing its target deep

In regret I tried

To take it back

But it still

Left a

Mark

I gave life to a word today

Releasing it with tenderness

It formed like an a heart

Hugging its target tight

Awaking lost dreams

To hope again

Happily it

Left a

Mark

Double Nonet

Be careful how you speak and what words you bring to life as they all leave a mark and make a difference.

Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Triolet

Gifts of Joy

Wrapped gift boxes

Declaring today my Deserving Day

I am gifting myself abundant joys

Giving those worries and woes away

Declaring today my Deserving Day

Claiming bliss and joy mine to display

As negativity my heart deploys

Declaring today my Deserving Day

I am gifting myself abundant joys

Triolet

What do you deserve? Name it. All of it. What are you ready to let go of? Name that too. Then name the most gentle gift for yourself. Name the brightest song your body’s ever held. Summon joy like you would a child; call it home. It wanders, yes. But it’s still yours. —Rachel McKibbens

#NaPoWriMo 2019-Day 7-Prompt: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?