Posted in June 2014, Senryu

Just a Memory…

Just a Memory--Senryu poem written about the decline of Kodak Fim
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2014   (Graphics from

I was inspired to write this Senryu after reading, and viewing the photos, in these articles dated 6-25-14 by The Guardian
titled: “The last days of Kodak town–the decline and fall of the city photography built”  and  ” The death of Kodak town–in pictures”

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Wild Rose

Wild Rose
Wild Roses


Wild Rose,what a fragrant lady you are,
all dressed so pretty in pink.
Your stamens at me do blink
and flutter as lashes in the wind.
The sun kisses you good morning
as you guard the pathway gate.

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in Holiday, May Flowers 2013

Pretty Pansies

Pretty Pansies
Pretty Pansies


Pretty Pansies against the fence,
smiling at me this first May Day.

I had to stop to admire you ,
all dressed in colors of pink, yellow and blue.

You posed for me, and seemed to say,
“Take our picture before we fade away!”

Leona J. Atkinson