Posted in January 2019, Senryu

Royal Cattitude

©️LeonasDesigns 2019 original photo altered in GoArt

©️LeonasDesigns 2019 original photo altered in GoArt

Queen holding court

On a ragamuffin throne

Subjects are kin

Senryu

Took this photo of my family’s pets, (grandson and grand-daughter’s cats) all sitting together seeming to be having a meeting of the minds–probably regarding whose attention they could grab to give them some food in their empty bowl! 😃

Posted in November 2016, Senryu

Morris the Queen

Morris the Queen, golden calico cat
Sits upon our hearts

None other can take her place

Morris the Queen

Senryu

(Tribute to Morris, my grandson’s cat, who is about 12 years old now. He got her as a baby kitten and though she was female he. Ames her Morris because she looks just like the famous Morris on Nine Lives. She has truly been a wonderful family cat.)

Posted in January 2016, Tanka

Queen of the Tree

dog, tree, Tanka poem

Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

 Marilyn is my grand-daughter’s dog. When the big tree in the family’s backyard was knocked down by storms this winter Marilyn chose to run up to the end of the remaining stump and stand as if on guard!
(Instead of being “King of the Hill” she is “Queen of the Tree”! 🙂
She seems to mimic her daddy, Jack, whom we call “The Sentry or Guard Dog”
Click here to read “Guard Dog”  a poem which I wrote about Jack previously)  🙂

Posted in January 2015, Minute

Sweet Sixteen

Minute poem about turning Sweet Sixteen
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

This Sweet Sixteen poem was written for my other grand-daughter who is turning 16 soon.
I am going to use this for her birthday card.
This is my first time using the Minute form and it was quite a challenge because of the rhyme and syllable count.
I don’t know why it is called “Minute” poem!  It certainly took me more than a minute to write this poem! 🙂