Posted in Cinquain

A Beautiful Day in My Neighborhood

Spring flowers blooming and sidewalk chalk art

Neighbor

And I had a

Delightful walk today

Inspite of all the troubling news

We saw

Colorful flowers blooming and

Cheerful sidewalk art

On display in the

Sunshine

Butterfly Cinquain

Posted in Tanka

Busy Bee

Crocus with bee inside
Original photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

I seem to be obsessed

By all the colors of Spring

Bee in my bonnet

I can be found snapping pics

In random neighbor’s yards

Tanka

Today it was so nice out again I just had to take a walk down the block to check out all the neighborhood yards to see how much Spring growth had appeared.

Well I was pleasantly rewarded as one neighbor had an abundance of vibrant

crocus blooming. The bees and I were happy and one even paused for a pic😊

Posted in June 2013

Pool Time

The sun of summer has finally come,
And the neighborhood pool is now home for some.
Shouts and laughter can be heard from afar,
As people gather to swim and to spar.
The pool seems to bring out the child in everyone,
It fosters creativity as games are made up and played for fun.
Adults, as well as children, laugh, splash and play.
What a wonderful family activity on a hot summer day !

Leona J. Atkinson
06-28-13

Posted in June 2013

Pool Time

Sounds of children’s laughter
Fills the balmy  air.
Neighborhood pool is open,
Families gather there.
Splashing, swimming fun,
Enjoying life together.
Basking in the sun,
June is pool time weather.

Leona J. Atkinson
06-05-13