Posted in Haiku, May Flowers 2013





Purple heads bobbing
Bellflowers in my garden spot
Cheerfully greet the sunshine

Leona J. Atkinson 05-26-13

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Fields of Lavender

A Lavender Day
A Lavender Day

Though you are miles away

Your fragrance fills the air,
Drawing me to the place where you grow,
and spread your purple splendor as far as my eyes can see.

Lavender,  the loveliness of you should be enjoyed more than just one day in May.

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in May Flowers 2013

A Morning Treasure


Upon taking a morning walk in May,

a bright splash of color enters my day.

It’s  Marigolds growing in a patch,
their colors so vivid, nothing can match
the splendor the sunshine brings to each bloom.

I pause so my eyes can consume
the the sea of colors, orange, yellow, scarlet and gold!
What a morning treasure–a sight to behold!

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Ol’ Red

Red Geranium


Sturdy, staunch, old fashioned flower
The staple of gardens in spring.
Your beautiful blooms last into fall
Three seasons of color you bring.
A true bloomer are you.
A plant so easy to grow.
Many a Gardener calls you friend.
Geranium, you, I am proud to know.

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Dahlia by the Door



Dahlia you look so delicate,
Dressed  in very light  pink.
Petals perfectly poised.
So well , they interlink!
Pretty as a pinwheel.
Your beauty  brightens my day.
Glad to make your acquaintance,
This beautiful morning in May!

Leona J. Atkinson  05-20-13

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Lovely Lilacs


Lilac!  The sight of you is like the visit of an old friend.

Your fragrance brings back fond memories of childhood
days in May when you bloomed in my front yard.

We children would run and play while enjoying the scent
you surrounded us with.

Mother would let us pick bouquets of you to grace our table and
to share with neighbors who were not as fortunate to own a bush such as you.

Lilac,  I loved you as a child,
and I still enjoy your purple splendor in my yard
and upon my table in May.

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Wonderful Wisteria



The old fence is hidden by
Your purple pendent clusters.
The sight of you brings joy to my morning
as your fragrance permeates the air.
My senses react pleasantly, and
my mind marks a memory of this moment.
Wisteria, starting the day with you
has enriched my life and uplifted my spirits.

Leona J. Atkinson