Posted in Senryu

Celebrating

Hello Summer graphic

Summer’s finally here!

The time I wait for all year!

Its been a long day

Senryu

First day of Summer is the longest day of the year and at noon on this day your shadow is at its shortest.

Long day- Short shadow- Summer’s something to celebrate I think! 😃

Posted in Nonet

Turn It Around

Watercolor painting titled “Happy Accidents” by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
“Happy Accidents” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Turn mistakes into happiness

Let your creativity flow free

Let those mishaps bring joy

Turn errs into success

Then you’ll be happy

With life’s work

When all is

Said and

Done

Nonet

What I love about watercolor is that a lot of happy accidents occur.

—Jane Seymour

Posted in Triolet

Faces

Sketches of faces
Face sketches by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Faces are all around me

Young, old, dark, light,

As far as I can see

Faces are all around me

Some sad, some friendly

Some mad, some drawn tight

Faces are all around me

Young, old, dark, light,

Triolet

There are so many faces we see daily. Sometimes I don’t take the time to look at every face but other times I make a point to focus on each face I see. I guess that’s called “People Watching” and it can be very interesting.

Posted in March 2019, Rhyme

To You

Dr. Seuss images

Are you happy to be?

Do you love your me?

Can you say it’s true?

That you like your you?

Rhyme

In honor of Dr Seuss’s Birthday today, March 2nd

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” —Dr Seuss

Posted in January 2019, Shadorma

Pooh’s Philosophy

©️LeonasDesigns 2019 Paper Collage/ Original drawing of Pooh Bear
©️LeonasDesigns 2019 Paper Collage/ Original drawing of Pooh Bear

Happiness

Is a red balloon

Floating free

In the wind

Daily finding simple joys

In life’s journey

Shadorma

Recently I watched the movie “Christopher Robin”. It was a wonderful example of how sometimes adults forget how to enjoy life because they are so very involved in problems and worries.

I had to pause the dvd quite often to write down various quotes from Pooh and others.

One scene that especially spoke to my heart was when Pooh wanted a red balloon because “red balloons made him happy” and grown up, now burdened down, worldly Christopher Robin, got frustrated and said “ there’s more to happiness than a red balloon”

How sad it is to view life that way.

I am much more inclined to grab a red balloon and dance thru life with Pooh Bear! 😊🎈

Posted in Free Verse, November 2018

Mom Thoughts

Welcome Bear lawn statue

How fast the toilet paper goes

And the shampoo too

Food in the fridge

vanishes

Yet laundry and trash pile up

The house is filled with people

Chattering, moving,

Echoing life

To rooms once empty and silent

Peace is now hard to find

Among so many different

Personalities

Cupboards are looking bare

As is my bank balance

But my heart is happy

The kids are home again

Free Verse

(Inspired by my daughter whose four grown children are all living at home with her and my son-in-law again for awhile)

Posted in Etheree, October 2016, Reverse Etheree, Scripture

This Day


Last,

Final,

Day of October.

A special day?

What will you call it?

October thirty first?

Perhaps Reformation Day?

Or Halloween Trick and Treat Day?

Where will your focus be today?

“This is the day the Lord has made” Rejoice!

“Again I say Rejoice!” Give thanks!

The Lord gives another day of life!

Focus on making it special.

Look for new opportunites.

Enjoy every moment.

Think positive thoughts.

Live, Love, Laugh.

Help someone.

Share your

Smile. 😊

Etheree and Reverse Etheree