Posted in November 2015, Senryu

One Among Many

One Oak Leaf among many Maple leaves--Senryu Cascade poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

As I was walking to my car I noticed the many leaves scattered all across the parking lot.  Their colors vividly showed against the black pavement. The leaves seemed to all be from the colorful Maple trees that were planted nearby—except—right by my car I noticed one lonely Oak leaf lying in among all the Maple leaves.  Thus, an inspiration for today’s poem. 

Posted in May 2014, Tanka

One Small Rose

One Small Rose--Tanka
Original Photograph and Tanka by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

This poem is dedicated to my manager, Angela, who made working on Mother’s Day a little nicer with her gift of a single artificial rose corsage to all the mothers working that day.