Posted in Scripture, Syllable Lune

The Heart Healer

“Patchwork Heart” paper collage by Leona J. Atkinson 2019
“Patchwork Heart” paper collage by Leona J. Atkinson 2019

Broken many times

Patchwork heart

Healed by His love

Syllable Lune

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 ESV

Posted in Scripture, Tanka

Swift To Listen

“Listening Ear” Art by ©️LeonasDesigns 2020
“Listening Ear” Art by ©️LeonasDesigns 2020

Floating in the air

So many sounds surrounding

The Listening Ears

Swiftly capture each word

To bring them into the heart

Tanka

We have been created with two ears and one mouth, therefore,

“…be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” James 1:19 KJV

Posted in Scripture, Syllable Lune

Thoughts

“Heart Thoughts” original art by Leonas Designs ©️2020
“Heart Thoughts” original art by Leonas Designs ©️2020

Randomly in my head

Thoughts abounding

Think on these things

God’s word reminds me

I take thoughts

Captive in my head

Double Syllable Lune

Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8

Posted in December 2019, Palindrome

Strong Standing Faith—Faith Standing Strong–Revised Poem

FAITH-VintageBoot-Rose-Scripture
Faith holds strongly
Belief based deeply
Un-battered, Un-broken
Heart un-swaying
Joyfully dances securely
Soul peaceful
Doubts fly away
Faith stands firm
Beliefs rooted deep

Unshaken

Deep rooted beliefs
Firm stands faith
Away fly doubts
Peaceful soul
Securely dances joyfully
Un-swaying heart
Un-broken, Un-battered
Deeply based belief
Strongly holds faith

Palindrome
(Revision of Original Poem published in September 2019)

Posted in August 2019, Scripture, Senryu

A Fool Says:

Joker, altered playing card
Altered playing card ATC BY Leona J. Atkinson 2019

Speaking diddly from

A heart filled with jesting

Foolish abandon

Senryu

Only fools say in their hearts,

“There is no God.”

They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!

Psalm 14:1 NLT

Posted in August 2019, Choka

Redoubtable Enemy

Knights in battle

Quite fearful, yes,

A formidable opponent,

Sent to cause fear.

Yet God’s Armor protects me,

If I but wear it,

And stand firm resisting this

Foe, who hurls his darts

Of doubt, trying to wound my heart,

Until they meet the shield of faith.

Choka

Poem Inspired by Dictionary.com—Word Of The Day—Redoubtable

Origin

English redoubtable comes from Middle English redoutable “terrible, frightening, worthy of honor, venerable,” ultimately from Old French redotable, redoubtable, a derivative of the verb redouter “to fear, dread.” Redouter is formed from a French use of the prefix re- as an intensive (for instance, in refine), a use that Latin re- does not have, and from Latin dubitāre “to doubt, hesitate, waver” (but not “to fear”). Redoubtable entered English in the first half of the 15th century.