Posted in Syllable Lune

One Hundred Years Later

USPS Womens Rights Stamp 2020
USPS 100th Anniversary Womens Rights Stamp 2020

Silent Sententials

Still standing

In memory, years later

Syllable Lune

August 26, 1920 Women’s Rights To Vote, 19th Amendment, went into effect after many years of campaigning by Women’s Sufferage groups, especially Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, Katherine Morey, and many others who fought and suffered so valiantly for this.

So thankful to all those women who gave of their time, effort and sufferings to win us women today the right to vote!

Let’s not let them down! Let’s not let their efforts be wasted or done in vain. Let’s be sure to vote!!

Posted in Shadorma

Paper and Plastic

paper-plastic
Paper straw

Saving our ocean.

Plastic lid,

Plastic cup,

Items environmentally

Not compatible.

Shadorma

I went to lunch at a fast food place today, which I rarely do as I don’t like fast food but my companions chose our lunch place so I went with it.

I asked for a cup of water to drink and was served it in a plastic cup with plastic lid.

I asked for a straw and was given a paper wrapped paper straw.

 

I really dislike paper straws, they taste awful to me, however I can support their use in an attempt to save the environment, however I do not understand the purpose of providing paper straws in plastic cups with plastic lids, if seems to defeat the whole purpose.

Posted in Senryu

Wonderful!

Original mixed media collage created by my grand-daughter Victoria
Original mixed media collage created by my grand-daughter Victoria

Maybe choosing to

Step out of your comfort zone

Will bring happiness

Senryu

My grand-daughter is a very talented artist in acrylic painting and charcoal drawing, especially in doing portraits.

Yesterday when we got together to do our crafting project she surprised me by saying” I want to try something different”

And so she did! She stepped out of her comfort zone and created something “Wonderful” in mixed media paper collage. 😊

Posted in Tanka

Day Brightener

Art collage by Leona J. Atkinson and Anna Murfin ©️2020
Art collage by Leona J. Atkinson and Anna Murfin ©️2020

In art or in life,

I want to be a day brightener,

Make people smile.

Even if I don’t succeed,

I do have fun trying.

Tanka

Today I enjoyed myself as I created this art piece which I titled “Happy Mail”.

It is an art collaboration project that I and another artist did as part of the USPS Art Project, which is a project many artists across the USA are doing to help fund the struggling US Postal Service.

I think it turned out quite cheerful looking and is something I actually try to live out daily in my life as I interact with people I meet.

Posted in Choka

Welcome

Garden bench
Our Community Garden Bench

Come sit awhile

Relax after a long day

Solitude awaits

As nature surrounds you

With evening breezes

That carry cares away

Bringing joy to your ears

The lullabies of songbirds

Cuddling their young in their nests

Choka

Posted in Rhyme

Simplicity

Yellow Roses in bloom
My yellow rose in bloom

Neighbor’s helping hand

Good news in the mail

Peace where I stand

Counting my blessings

Makes me feel grand!

Rhyme

Just a simple little rhyme today as I sit counting my blessings.

Sometimes I just stand and look at my roses in bloom and give thanks for their beauty.

Sometimes I see my neighbor’s friendly faces or am the recipient of their helping hands and am so grateful.

Sometimes when I see news reports of all the chaos, sadness and destruction going on all around the world I give thanks it is not happening in my little corner of the world.

And as I count my blessings, I pray for those who can’t.

I hope you who are reading this today are blessed and enjoying many little things in your life that are bringing you joy and happiness even in the midst of this pandemic.

Posted in Triolet

Pandemic Peace Please

Painted Rock with message “Go in Peace”

We’re all in this together

So let’s not argue and fight

We all want things as they were

We’re all in this together

So let’s just all concur

Not debate who’s wrong or right

We’re all in this together

So let’s not argue and fight

Triolet