Posted in May 2014, Ruba'i


Sunrise photo and Ruba'i poem
Original Photograph and Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014
Posted in May 2014, Senryu

Sweet Summer

Sweet Summer-Senryu poem about Cotton Candy
Original Photographs and Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

Wrote this after purchasing a package of Betty Crocker Cotton Candy Cookie Mix and Betty Crocker Cotton Candy Frosting. 
Cookies look, taste and smell just like cotton candy!  They reminded me of visits to the fair in the summer where we would always get cotton candy.

Posted in May 2014, Tanka

Resolute Rose

Peach Rose--Tanka poetry
Original Photograph and Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson©2014

I saw this beautiful Peach Rose today growing in a somewhat abandoned area of old factories and thought it so odd that such a thing of beauty should be growing so voraciously even though obviously unattended to, but apparently someone, at sometime, had planted it there.
Well, I just had to pull over, climb through the weeds and photograph it and while doing so I was reminded of the quote
“Bloom Where You are Planted”.  🙂