Posted in Cinquain

Patsy

Portrait Collage of Patsy Cline by LeonasDesigns 2020

Long passed

Yet on she lives

Memories and music

The treasures she left behind

For us

Cinquain

In tribute to Patsy Cline 1932-1963 one of Country Music’s Greatest and one of my very favorite singers.

Gone too soon. “Sweet Dreams” Patsy.

Posted in August 2019, Senryu

Friday Night Fun

Family pic

Family and friends

Gathering in the town square

Summertime fun

Senryu

Grand-daughter, her boyfriend and I enjoyed a fun night of music in the park and a Classic Car Show. Grand-daughter brought her ‘85 RX-7 to show off 🙂 and we got to listen to our favorite country music singer too. I love Summer!!

Posted in Etheree, July 2019

Pencil vs Poodle

Were you a Pencil or a Poodle

Skirt fan, back in the days of rockn’roll?

Dancing slow with The Diamonds

Strolling in a pencil skirt,

Or swing’n the poodle skirt

Jitterbugging with

Bill Haley in your

Saddle shoes,

When teens

Danced.

Etheree

Posted in January 2019, Tanka

Soaring

Paper Collage Art created 2019©️LeonasDesigns
“Soaring” Paper Collage Art created 2019©️LeonasDesigns

Full of lofty goals

I soar higher than the stars

Music in my soul

Catapulting me forward

Until I reach a million dreams

Tanka

(I was inspired to write this poem after listening to “A Million Dreams” Song from the movie “The Greatest Showman” and I added it to a paper collage piece I was working on that the song also inspired me to create😩)

Posted in June 2018, Tanka

Listen to the Lyrics

Some words on paper

Come alive and touch people

The alphabet will speak

A heartfelt message of truth

To those willing to hear

Tanka

(Video: Live Performance of MARCIN rapping the lyrics to his newest song “War With gods” (ISRC: QZDA51801260) on stage at “Locals 2 Legends” Show Beaverton, OR 6/15/18)

(MARCIN is my grandson)

Posted in May 2018, Rhyme

Sense or Nonsense?

I see the look of the musician,

I think he’s angry at the omission.

He finds it hard to comprehend

Overshadowing the note’s loose end

Causing a chirping like a flamingo

Creating a strange and quirky lingo.

Spoken badly by the blues singer,

Please don’t let this composition linger

Music and song need thought and time

Senses suffer in nonsense rhyme

Rhyme

( I found an online Poem Generator that I decided to try out today.  It had me type in nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc and then it generates what is supposed to be a poem! 🙂  haha.  However, I took what seemed to me to be complete nonsense and rewrote it to at least, perhaps, have some meaning. 🙂
Any thoughts?   What do you think?  Does it make any sense or is it just nonsense?

Posted in June 2017, Nonet

Sound in the City

Music, performers, singing
For a handful of humanity

Scattered in the big city 

Working hard to reach their goals

The invisible, the unknown

Hearts came together

Dreams came true

Those unheard voices

Tonight 

Spoke

Nonet

Posted in Etheree, May 2017

Heartstrings

Man with Guitar
Image from @poetryportrait

Paled

And poor

Dreams fading

Into the night

He clings to the hope

That his fingers will find

A new sound upon the strings

That will refresh his weary soul

To arise from the blue funk of woe 

And dance to the music of his heart

Etheree

( Portrait Prompt from @poetryportrait on Twitter )

#poetryportrait @poetryportrait