Posted in May 2016, Rhyme, Riddle


Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016
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! 🙂


Posted in January 2015, Rispetto

His Design

His Design--Rispetto poem--Orchid photo
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3 NKJV
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

Psalm 139:14 NKJV

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Ol’ Red

Red Geranium


Sturdy, staunch, old fashioned flower
The staple of gardens in spring.
Your beautiful blooms last into fall
Three seasons of color you bring.
A true bloomer are you.
A plant so easy to grow.
Many a Gardener calls you friend.
Geranium, you, I am proud to know.

Leona J. Atkinson