Posted in Senryu


Hello Summer graphic

Summer’s finally here!

The time I wait for all year!

Its been a long day


First day of Summer is the longest day of the year and at noon on this day your shadow is at its shortest.

Long day- Short shadow- Summer’s something to celebrate I think! 😃

Posted in June 2015, Tanka

Leap Second

Leap Second--Tanka poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015
(graphic from

At the end of the day on June 30th one additional second was added to our time.
“Rare Leap Second Makes June 30th Longest Day of the Year”
When I heard about that I didn’t give it much thought, until I read this article:
“The Top Ten Incredible Things That Happen Every Second”
I thought #5-#3 and #1 were pretty amazing!