Posted in December 2018, Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt

Midnight Snack


“So sorry”, said the deer

“I had a night craving for

Lilacs and Lilys.”


Haiku Horizons Weekly Challenge Week#248

Prompt: “Sorry”

(Sad to say this is a true story ( except of course the deer didn’t apologize 😊)

My garden plants blooms are becoming food for the deer and squirrels who populate my area.

Posted in Rhyme, September 2013

Autumn’s Arrival

Autumn Woman
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
~John Donne

Autumn arrived yesterday all aglow
Dressed in red, orange, brown and yellow

A pallet of color she held in her hand
and she used it to change the scape of my land.

A bounty of fruit she left in her wake
the abundance of which I could freely take

Color so vibrant brought my senses alive
Autumn! I am so glad you chose to arrive!

Leona J. Atkinson 09-23-13