Posted in Cinquain, Freedom-July 2013

Happy Hatters

Red Hats
Dressed in purple
Enjoying life with friends
A common denominator
50 plus

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in May Flowers 2013




Candy in the garden
Easy on the eyes
Found amongst the rocks
Under sunny skies
Fragrant white  tufts
Umbels with purple centers
Candytuft in the garden
A welcome sight when one enters

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Fields of Lavender

A Lavender Day
A Lavender Day

Though you are miles away

Your fragrance fills the air,
Drawing me to the place where you grow,
and spread your purple splendor as far as my eyes can see.

Lavender,  the loveliness of you should be enjoyed more than just one day in May.

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Veronica Speedwell

Veronica Speedwell
Veronica Speedwell


Veronica Speedwell!
I am so pleased to meet you today,
As you bask in the sun along the roadway.
Your purple spikes reach toward the sky,
Attracting bird and butterfly.
You’re such a carefree perennial,
As you bid travelers “speed you well”.
I think in my garden you should dwell,
Miss Veronica Speedwell .

Leona J. Atkinson

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013, #28–Color Choice

Red is favored many a time ,
But how can I choose it over lime?
And orange, I really like a lot,
But purple’s great too, is it not?
Yellow is so bright and cheery,
Pink delights when I’m feeling dreary,
Blue calms me with it’s gentle hue,
Yet a light shade of green does that too!
The glitter of gold I love to see,
But the shine of silver is also special to me.
Black has it’s place, as does brown,
How can I possibly choose a color to crown?
Picking a favorite is to hard for me,
For I like them all, as you can see.
Therefore, the choice I’ll leave undone,
For there’s just too many colors to focus on one.

Leona J. Atkinson