Posted in Syllabic Verse

Oregon Weather

Paper collage of rain, umbrella, person in rain gear

It comes and goes

That smiling sunshine

I wish it would stay

Longer than a day

One day I’m in boots

The next in sandels

One day its raincoats

The next sunglasses

Oregon springtime

Its a guessing game

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Choka

Summertime Saturdays

Freshly cut grass lawn

Sound of a lawnmower

The smell of freshly cut grass

Childhood memories

Of summertime mornings

And Saturday chores

Mom cleaning the whole house

Dad working in the yard

Me trying in vain to sleep in

Cus my sheets gotta be washed

Choka

Thursday is usually the day the landscapers cut the grass here in the complex where I live. Since today was a warm sunny day ( in the 70’s) I was outside tending to my plants and experienced that smell of freshly cut grass, which I love, and it also brought back some childhood memories of summertime Saturdays. 😊

Posted in Syllabic Verse

“Peachy Keen”

Peach-paper collage by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Peach-original paper collage art by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Kenickie,

“Hope your day’s

Peachy keen,

Jelly Bean!”

From, Rizzo.

Syllabic Verse

A bit of humor here today as I am remembering the 50’s and a favorite saying of that time ” peachy keen jelly bean” which was also a line in one of my favorite movies, “Grease”. As I was creating this peach collage today for an Instagram challenge I am participating in, I was reminded  of this saying which brought me a smile, so I thought I would share it with all of you. 🙂

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! 😊