Posted in Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt, May 2018


Pink Tulip, “Bloom Where You Are Planted”

Gardens of the World

Members of the Plant Kingdom

Bloom where you are


Haiku Horizons Weekly Challenge Week #221 Prompt: Plant

(Based on the quote, “bloom where you are planted.” By The Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622) and made popular by Mary Engelbreit)

Posted in Haiga, Haiku, March 2015

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise flower and haiku
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015
Original Photograph by Carol Ronek ©2015

* “Bird of Paradise symbolizes joyfulness. It also symbolizes magnificence.
It can also be used to indicate exciting and wonderful anticipation.”
*quote from Flower Meanings at the Flower

A friend of mine is currently spending some time in Los Angeles, CA. and on one of her daily walks she captured this picture of a Bird of Paradise plant growing on someone’s yard.
The official flower of Los Angeles is the Bird of Paradise.

She sent the picture to me and of course it prompted a haiku! 🙂