Posted in Haiku

Rainman’s Visit

Red rose in bloom with raindrops on petals

Morning reveals an

Overnite visitor

Teardrops on petals

Haiku

Posted in Tanka

Melancholy Memories

 “Reflections in Rain” girl with umbrella in rainbow rain watercolor
“Reflections in Rain” watercolor by Leona J.Atkinson 2020

Watching the rain fall

Remembering days of old

Reflections in rain

Reminders of times past

All runoff like raindrops

Tanka

Posted in January 2018, Rhyme

A Winter’s Delight

Ornamental Cabbage and Kale In Winter coved by raindrops

Cabbages and Kale

Wear Ruffles and Pearls

In the land of kings

They dance til dawn

While sparrows watch

And nightingale sings

Their splendor soon fades

As warm breezes kiss

And sunshine brings

The end of Winter’s ball

And thus herald in

Sights which are Spring’s

Rhyme ( 5 syllable lines/abCabC

Posted in Haiku, January 2016

Childhood Joy

singin' in the rain--Haiku
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

As I was hurrying through the dark parking lot to go into the grocery store, I pulled my coat tight around me as it was chilly and rainy.  All of a sudden a bright warm feeling entered my heart.  There in the midst of it all I heard the sweet voice of a little child singing.  Seemingly unaware of the weather, she waited patiently for her mom to load groceries into the car, as she sang a little melody all her own. 🙂  I had to smile.  A good reminder to be joyful in all circumstances! 🙂