Posted in Syllabic Verse

Shine Your Light

iPhone flashlight shining
Image from Google Play at google.com

Be a flashlight

Shine a light

On darkness

Reveal things

To help guide

Those lost

Be a flashlight

Be ready

Offer help

When needed

Syllabic Verse

This poem was inspired by an incident I had the other day as I was creating art.

I needed to see deep down into a vase I was using, and since my iPhone was in my pocket I remembered it had a built in flashlight option which I could easily flip on to shine light down into the vase and reveal what, if anything, might be inside.

This experience reminded me that I should always be ready to be a light bearer whenever and wherever needed.

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Someday Soon

Field of blooming hyacinth, sunshine

Dreaming

Of someday

Of brighter tomorrows

In rooms smelling of hyacinths

Surrounded

By sounds

Of angelic host singing sweetly

Around heaven’s great throne

Filled with light

From Him

Butterfly Cinquain

Posted in Tanka

Be a Sunflower

Watercolor Sunflower painting
Sunflower painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Seeking better days,

With some sunshine in life? 

Looking for the light?

Are you standing in the sun

Or sitting in the shadows?  

Tanka

If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” —Guy Finley

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” —Helen Keller

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.