Posted in Senryu

Bit Bewildered

Question Marks

Reading today’s news

Some days are so obscure

Obfuscating words

Senryu

Dictionary.com’s Word for the Day is “Obfuscate”. It seemed very fitting as I read some of today’s news reports.

Word of the Day – obfuscate | Dictionary.com

Posted in April 2018, List, NaPoWriMo 2018

My Journey With Books

journey with books

I have been walking
The streets of San Francisco
“In Places Hidden”
Remembering the place
“Where Lilacs Still Bloom”,
While listening to “The Sound of Rain”,
With Judd and Larkin
And, as Hannah did, I am
Clinging to “A Passionate Hope”
Like Masuo Yasui in a “Stubborn Twig”
Or like those many pioneers did
On “The Oregon Trail”.
I, like “Judah’s Wife”, seek peace and safety
So I stop for a “Praise Pause”,
And praise God using one of His many names.
I am so grateful for His “Cherished Mercy”
And His “Redeeming Grace”.

List Poem
(Based on a list of some of the recent books I have or am now reading)
NaPoWriMo 2018-Day 3–List Poem

Book List:

In Places Hidden—Tracie Peterson
Where Lilacs Still Bloom—Jane Kirkpatrick
The Sound of Rain—Sarah Loudin Thomas
A Passionate Hope—Jill Eileen Smith
Stubborn Twig—Lauren Kessler
The Oregon Trail—David Dary
Judah’s Wife—Angela Hunt
Praise Pause—SGLY Ministry
Cherished Mercy—Tracie Peterson
Redeeming Grace—Jill Eileen Smith

Posted in April 2015, Metaphor, NaPoWriMo 2015

The Reader

little girl reading sitting in a pink chair, Metaphor poem
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015
(clipart from clker.com-repurposed in PS by Leona J. Atkinson)

NaPoWriMo–Day 13–Metaphor poem

I enjoyed this challenge of writing my first Metaphor poem, for I liked the memory it brought.
The poem is actually about me.  When I was a little girl.  I used to sit in a big comfy chair (actually mine was red at that time, but later in life I did actually have a big pink wing-backed chair.)
I would sit for hours in the living room and read,
and dream of faraway places, and imagine I was on a flying carpet!  Books really can take you places!  🙂  Fun memory!

Posted in February 2014, Mirror Cinquain

Books

books
“Books”
Original Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson

Wisdom
And Adventure
Sit upon my shelves
Pages of words waiting to be read
By me
Each day
Stories and poems enrich my days
Emotionally filling
My heart and soul
With joy

Mirror Cinquain
Leona J. Atkinson  02-26-14