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 Nonet

Artist’s Coping Technique

USPS Art Project info

Covered in paper and paste

I walk through a forest of canvas

As I ponder my next step

Lost in the world of art

Deep in pools of paint

I use a brush

To blot out

The daily

News

Nonet

I and many other artists around the USA are getting involved in a creative movement to help support the US Post Office as well as exhibit our creativity through art collaboration.

If you are an artist who might be interested in this visit this link for more information:

http://www.cmasseyart.com/news/2020/4/24/the-usps-art-project

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2020, Tanka

Junk Mail

Junk Mail envelopes

Something we all get

Something we all do not want

Something we all throw

Such a waste of people’s time,

Labor, paper and money

Tanka

NaPoWriMo Day 20 Prompt: Junk Mail

I do try to find creative ways to use junk mail in my art like in my paper collage art, paper mache sculptures, envelope art journals and shredded paper packing but it still seems to pile up.

If you want some ideas of creative ways to recycle or reuse your junk mail just click the link below for: 35 Unique and Practical Ideas To Recycle Junk Mail Brilliantly

https://www.natureholdsthekey.com/recycle-junk-mail

Or do a search on You Tube for creative ways to use junk mail.

Posted in May 2019, Shadorma

Prolific Writer’s Homes

Paper House created by @LeonasDesigns 2019
Paper House ©️LeonasDesigns2019

Paper houses

Filled with ink pens

Abundantly

Inscribing

Copious amounts of words

On every wall

Shadorma

This poem was inspired by a note my Creative Writing Instructor emailed to me after I submitted my final portfolio to him for grading this semester.

He gave me a A as my final grade, plus said I had a gift for writing, was a very prolific writer, and was a great storyteller.

It was a blessing and encouragement to hear that, as he is not only an instructor, but also quite an accomplished and published writer himself.

No one has ever called me “prolific” before, except God did say: in Psalm 92:14 that “They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing,” (prolific means fruitful or abundant) and I have always believed upon that verse for myself.

So thank you God for blessing me with a prolific writing ability. I pray I can use it to bring You glory.

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Posted in August 2014, Haiga, Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt

Our Needs

Haiku about our needs and cutting down trees
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014

Haiku Horizons Challenge Week #25  Prompt:  Cut
Oregon Forestry Facts says:
“It now takes one tree every year for every man, woman and child to meet their needs for paper, packaging, fiber compounds, lumber and panel products. Annually, every American uses a tree 16 inches in diameter by 100 foot tall.
For more information on Oregon Forestry and Logging visit:  www.oregonloggers.org