Posted in Cinquain

“Silly Saturday”

Paper Collage Art “Silly Saturday”by ©️LeonasDesigns 2020
Paper Collage Art “Silly Saturday”by ©️LeonasDesigns 2020

Silly is

As silly does

So silly does as silly

Says on a silly Saturday

So silly!

Cinquain

Trying to be “silly” today and this poem ended up as a bit of a “Tonque Twister”! 😊

Posted in Shadorma

Seuss Says:

“Be Silly” Art Card created by @LeonasDesigns
“Be Silly” Art Card created by @LeonasDesigns

Sometimes

You need to be silly

Featherbrained

Harebrained

Just a little bit childish

It’s just simply fun

Shadorma

If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good” —Dr. Seuss

This New Year I created a daily Art Challenge in my Instagram account. Each day of the week has a different prompt.

Saturday’s prompt is “Silly Saturday”.

Gee, I was surprised that I had such a hard time being creatively silly! I guess I am always so focused on making meaningful art and poetry that I find it hard to just create something non-sensical. However, I kept trying and did come up with something.

It helped to read some Dr. Seuss and Alice in Wonderland 😊

If you are on Instagram you can follow me @LeonasDesigns

to see and/or participate in my #JanuaryArt2020 Challenge.

Posted in October 2019, Syllabic Verse

Leaves at Play

Nature’s

Fall games

Yellow

Races red

Wind quits

No winners

Syllabic Verse

It was a fairly windy warm Fall day today and I enjoyed being outside just watching the wind blowing the leaves around. I missed out on getting a video of a group of leaves dancing as I didn’t have my camera ready in time but it was awesome to see them swirl and twirl together in sort of a whirlwind burst of air.

But I did capture another video of them looking like they were racing each other as a big gust of wind blew them along. Fun day! 😊

Posted in August 2019, Cinquain

Satisfy Your Thirst

Giraffe drinking water at a water hole

Slack—Slake

Don’t slack—Do slake

Be a slaker, not a slacker

Do you see? Drop the C, and then add an E

Slake it

Cinquain

Slake is “The Word of the Day” at dictionary.com

“Slake means “to lessen or allay something by satisfying it.” While we can slake our curiosity, desire, hunger, or anger, we most commonly say we slake our thirst.

Slake comes from Middle English slaken “to mitigate, allay, moderate, lessen one’s efforts,” from Old English slacian “to slacken.” Old English slacian is a verb based off the adjective sleac, slæc, variously meaning “loose, lazy, careless, sluggish, lax (of conduct),” which by Middle English (as slac, slak) narrowed to the sense of “loose, not tight,” the principal sense of its modern form, slack, today.

Old English sleac (via Germanic slak-) derives from the Proto-Indo-European root (s)lēg-, which, in its Latin variants, ultimately yielded such English words as languid, languish, lax, lease, release, and relax.

Once again, etymology offers an important life lesson: it’s best not to languish, so slake your thirst—with a beverage of your choice—and relax, but don’t be too lax about it and slack off.”

Word Origin—quoted from Dictionary.com)

Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Syllabic Verse

11:11

Alarm clock with hands pointing to 11:11

I often see the time 11:11 on clocks

Some think it’s a angelic sign

Some say it’s promising sucess

But really, it’s not either of those

It’s telling me I’m late to work

Syllabic Verse

#silverleafcontest #NapoWriMo 2019-Day 20-Off Prompt