Posted in Senryu

Lionhearted

Lion head drawing by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020
“Lionheart” Lion head drawing by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

Standing for what’s right

Seeking opportunities

For the greater good

Senryu

Posted in April 2018, Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2018

Unrealized Potential

Lion and Angel

Looking for escape

Not aware of his resources

Flight to freedom lost

Haiku

NaPoWriMo 2018. Day 5

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that, like the work in Translucence, reacts both to photography and to words in a language not your own. Begin with a photograph. Now find a poem in a language you don’t know (here’s a good place to look!) Ignore any accompanying English translation (maybe cover it up, or cut-and-paste the original into a new document). Now start translating the poem into English, with the idea that the poem is actually “about” your photograph. Use the look and feel of the words in the original to guide you along as you write, while trying to describe your photograph. It will be a bit of a balancing act, but hopefully it will lead to new and beautiful (and possibly very weird) place

This is the original photo with the original poetry which I found posted at: https://awakenedeye.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/gr-magritte.jpg

Posted in March 2018, Word Lune

Armored and Able

Lion sleeping

Believer be aware

Always put on your armor

Wear it daily

The lion sleeps

But he will arise again

So be on guard

Your great adversary

Is as a roaring lion

Wanting to devour

The lion slumbers

But he will again awake

So be wise

Be spirtually ready

Don’t be caught off guard

Always be vigilant

For the devil

Is as a prowling lion

Seeking to devour

Stand against him

Wearing the Armor of God

He will flee.

Word Lunes

(Based on 1 Peter 5:8-9 and Ephesians 6:10-18)

Posted in March 2018, Tanka

Adversary Aggression

Lion in sunset

He attacks with vengence!

What is it the enemy fears?

Observe his means.

What is the main strategy

That he uses to frighten you?

Tanka

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. —Eric Hoffer

Posted in Etheree, March 2018, Reverse Etheree, Scripture

Unclad

Unworn Armor

We smiled, chittering and chattering

As daylight filled with bright sunshine

Spilled upon us walking sprightly.

In the distance a lion roared

But the sound did not reach

Our quiescent ears

Dulled by sleep.

Our guard down,

The lion

Strikes!

Caught

Off guard

We scramble

To stand and fight

The enemy attack.

Unprepared for battle,

Head and heart vulnerable

To fleshly fear and worldly anger,

We attempt to vanquish our beastly foe

Unprotected. We cry out for God to help us!

Reverse Etheree and Etheree

Based on 1Peter 5:8 and Ephesians 6:10-18