Posted in August 2019, Butterfly Cinquain

Summer’s Flying Away

Tree, nature, butterflies

Wind whispers

With a chilly voice.

Daylight turns off her light

Earlier, as each evening fades

Away.

Calendar creeps forward to the

Predetermined time

Autumn’s debut

Will come.

Butterfly Cinquain

(Trying to enjoy each summer day while it lasts!)

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Posted in August 2019, Choka

Are You?

Dandelion growing in cracked dry ground

Falling through life’s cracks?

Or are you a ground breaker?

Growing in the hard places,

Blooming where you’re planted,

In spite of dry times,

Letting nothing hold you back,

From reaching your goal?

Modeling tenacity,

Like teeming dandelions?

Choka

Posted in August 2019, Cinquain

Cloudy Days

Clouds

Promises

Of sunny days

Dissolve as the dark clouds linger.

Each day summer’s warmth is cut short

It seems.

Cinquain

This summer we have not seen many sunny warm days.

The weather has been usually cool and even rainy.

Our fruit and vegetables have been aching for sunshine in order to ripen.

Each day I check the Weather App and smile as it tells me the high will be 80-85 and then as the day progresses my smile fades as the sun stays hidden and the temp doesn’t rise as predicted.

I keep hoping though that one of these days I will see summer arise again!

Posted in August 2019, Tanka

Afternoon Reverie

Adirondack lavender chairs beneath trees
Original photo taken at Linfield College-2019-Adirondack lavender chairs beneath trees by Leona J. Atkinson

Enjoying summer in

Lavender adirondacks

Warmth of the sunshine

Seeps through ancient tree’s canopy

Ministering to my soul

Tanka

(Visited the college today to get my books for the Fall semester and decided to take a walk around campus since it was such a nice day. Saw these lavender chairs and had to stop to rest in them.😊)

Posted in August 2019, Scripture, Senryu

Functioning Faith

Mustard seeds

Planting mustard seeds

On my knees, moving mountains,

Breaking down barriers.

Senryu

Believe and Pray:

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17:20 KJV