Posted in Acrostic

Maybe May

Flowers, green grass, sign saying Maybe...May

Maybe this will be the month

All restrictions will be lifted

Yearning for the “old normal” to return

Acrostic

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Someday Soon

Field of blooming hyacinth, sunshine

Dreaming

Of someday

Of brighter tomorrows

In rooms smelling of hyacinths

Surrounded

By sounds

Of angelic host singing sweetly

Around heaven’s great throne

Filled with light

From Him

Butterfly Cinquain

Posted in Cascade, Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2020

Oregon’s Evergreens – Arbor Day 2020

Oregon Evergreens

Stately they stand

Strong branches holding new life

Sheltered from storms

As wind and rain beat

Steadily upon their mossy boughs

Stately they stand

Green giants waving

Strong branches holding new life

All across our land

Some are chosen

As lumber to keep people

Sheltered from storms

Triple Haiku Cascade

To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.” — President Theodore Roosevelt.

“Other holidays repose upon the past; Arbor Day proposes for the future.”

#ArborDay2020 https://www.almanac.com/content/arbor-day-history-facts-date

#ArborDayAtHome #ArborDayFoundation

Posted in Choka

The Leaves Speak of Life

Leaves of Spring plants

Leaves surround me

As I walk thru my garden,

Those of Bleeding Hearts

And Roses of all colors,

Lilacs and Lilies,

Leafy green Vincas and Ferns,

All speak to me of life,

That in the dark days of winter

Seemed lost, but was asleep.

Choka

NaPoWriMo Day 11–Prompt: significance of flowers, but I chose to write about the leaves instead as they are what are most prominent now, since many plants aren’t blooming but are leafing out.

Posted in Triolet

March’s Marquee

Yellow and White Crocus blooming

“Coming soon” the signs say

Bits of color speak loud and clear

As I walk the dreary way

Coming soon” the signs say

Birds sing of a brighter day

Spring color will soon be here

“Coming soon” the signs say

Bits of color speak loud and clear

Triolet

Posted in Tanka

Springtime Awakenings

“Spring Leaves” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020
“Spring Leaves” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

Enjoying the new life

Springing up all around me

Singing and dancing

With the birds and daffodils

Shaking off winter doldrums

Tanka

Posted in May 2019, Scripture, Tanka

Assurance

Rosebud. Digital art by LeonasDesigns. @2019
“Promise of New Life” digital art ©️LeonasDesigns2019

In the dark of night

Kaleidoscope reveals

Broken dreams and tears

Yet the promise of new life

Appears amid the fragments

Tanka

(Based On Philippians 1:6 scripture)