Posted in Tanka

Contentment

Rose in bloom

Without any care,

No matter world circumstances,

The rose still blooms

Oh that I should be as trusting

To do the same as it does

Tanka

Posted in Etheree

Joy and Wonder

Original oil slick photo enhanced by Leona J Atkinson 2020
“Raining Color” an Original oil slick photo enhanced by Leona J Atkinson 2020

I grew up in a black and white world

But then I found color, beautiful

Color of all kinds, hues, and shades,

And my world has never been

The same since, for

Now I see light prisms

Everywhere,

And find joy

And wonder

Daily.

Etheree

Posted in Double Cinquain

Finding Joy in the Journey

Art Journal page “Joy” by Leona J.Atkinson 2020

Searching,

Finding the joy,

Unexpected delight, and

The wonder, in everything

I smile

And give

Thanks, treasuring

The memories that bring

Joy and hope when a dark day comes

In sight

Double Cinquain

Find joy in the journey” —Anonymous

Posted in Senryu

Think Positive

Positive Thinking Area sign and two paper birds

Wherever we awake

Everyday we have a choice

Look on the bright side

Senryu

I have the little saying “Positive Thinking Area” which I clipped it out of a magazine long ago, hanging in the hallway of my home, and often times my eyes just happen to fall upon it at exactly the right time that I need to refocus my thinking to be more positive.

I have little quotes, poems, pictures, scriptures, etc posted and scattered all about my home as reminders to me to keep thinking positive and to look on the bright side of life. For each day I awake is a blessing to me and I don’t want to waste a minute of it entertaining negative thoughts.