Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Sonnet-(English)

From: ________ To:_________

Girl barefoot with suitcase

From the Midwest prairie there arose,

A blue eyed country girl, quiet and shy.

Twas a simple, honest life she chose,

Enjoying nature’s wood, and clear blue sky,

Til years, and bitter tears, drew her away

To the bright city lights and noisy nights,

Bringing many sorrows and great dismay,

Filled with untrue friends and foolish fights.

But suddenly, one night, arose a light,

Telling her to return whence she came,

And visions of the prairie she did sight,

Helping her heal from all the grief and shame.

Once more, now barefoot, she stands

Upon simple, Midwestern prairie lands.

SONNET–ENGLISH:

(3 Quatrains (4 line stanzas) and 1 Couplet (2 line stanza) equals 14 lines–10 syllables each line– Rhyme: abab cdcd efef gg–problem posed in the first 12 lines/Volta=solution in last 2 lines)

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 11—Prompt: write a poem of origin.

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Posted in Choka, June 2018

Wanderlust

Winding road

Do you have a plan in place?

Or are you plain wandering?

Just crusin’ thru life,

Taking any road you find,

Looking for shortcuts

Hoping to go somewhere.

An aimless wayfarer

Never seeking direction

Stuck in the vast maze of life

Choka

If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there. —Lewis Carrol

Posted in April 2018, List, NaPoWriMo 2018

My Journey With Books

journey with books

I have been walking
The streets of San Francisco
“In Places Hidden”
Remembering the place
“Where Lilacs Still Bloom”,
While listening to “The Sound of Rain”,
With Judd and Larkin
And, as Hannah did, I am
Clinging to “A Passionate Hope”
Like Masuo Yasui in a “Stubborn Twig”
Or like those many pioneers did
On “The Oregon Trail”.
I, like “Judah’s Wife”, seek peace and safety
So I stop for a “Praise Pause”,
And praise God using one of His many names.
I am so grateful for His “Cherished Mercy”
And His “Redeeming Grace”.

List Poem
(Based on a list of some of the recent books I have or am now reading)
NaPoWriMo 2018-Day 3–List Poem

Book List:

In Places Hidden—Tracie Peterson
Where Lilacs Still Bloom—Jane Kirkpatrick
The Sound of Rain—Sarah Loudin Thomas
A Passionate Hope—Jill Eileen Smith
Stubborn Twig—Lauren Kessler
The Oregon Trail—David Dary
Judah’s Wife—Angela Hunt
Praise Pause—SGLY Ministry
Cherished Mercy—Tracie Peterson
Redeeming Grace—Jill Eileen Smith

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain, November 2017

Take a Chance

Snoopy Top Dog

Follow

Creativity.

Sometimes it leads

You on an amazing journey

To find

Hidden talents within yourself!

You will enjoy finding

New things to do,

And create!

Butterfly Cinquain

Lately I have been trying to learn how to draw. I have always wanted to but never really took the time to see if I could. So, last month I decided I would.

I bought a Sketch Book and some drawing pencils, found a daily drawing prompt site on Instagram and began my journey!

It has been a delightful, rewarding time each day. I am learning so much, finding hidden talent I didn’t know I had and meeting new friends.

I usually search for “How to Draw” sites or on You Tube that have drawing tutorials.

Today was especially exciting as the Prompt was to draw “Numbers”.

I decided to create something from the Numbers 25 as today is the 25th.

The drawing you see posted above is what resulted! It just amazed me to see where creativity led me today! From the numbers 25 to a Snoopy Top Dog drawing! 😊 I just had to share my excitement!

(PS: If you want to see my daily drawing journey Follow me on Instagram @LeonasDesigns )