Posted in Cinquain

Sights and Sounds of Freedom

Fireworks

Freedom

Hearing its sound

Seeing it in the sky

Red white and blue rules the night

Tonite

Cinquain

Tonight my neighborhood is abounding with fireworks, it seems everyone around me has some kind of noisemakers going off and lighting up the sky.

I think it’s more abundant this year because all our big fireworks shows were cancelled because of Covid, so more people bought their own to shoot off at home.

I enjoy it all to a point, as I am all for celebrating the freedoms we have and am very grateful for them, but when it goes on and on until all hours of the night then I have to say enough is enough and it’s getting quite close to the midnight hour right now, so I am about to say “Enough!” 😊

Posted in Choka, November 2019

Autumn’s Bio

Painted leaves, Autumn leaf lady
“Miss Autumn” leaf art by LeonasDesigns

I am Miss Autumn

Dressed in vibrant colors

Creating crisp brisk breezes

Inviting leaves to dance

As maple trees clap

Their red and golden appendages

Beneath cloudy skies

And furry grey squirrels scamper

To gather the oak’s treasures

Choka

Posted in December 2015, Haiku

Dreams

“In my morning mind
Wandering thru space and time
Distant sunset red
Haiku–written by Leona J. Atkinson and Bruce L. Reed–12-05-15
at the Christmas in Carlton Festival–Carlton, OR.

Dreams--Oil Painting--Sunset--Haiku
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson and Bruce L. Reed ©2015

I had an opportunity to write a poem on a canvas that many people had been painting on all day at the “Christmas in Carlton” Festival. The painting was in the booth of Bruce L. Reed, Artist who was displaying his art at the Festival.  He had set up a blank canvas on an easel for people to take a try at painting while visiting his booth.  All were welcome to participate as he said “There are no mistakes in art”.  I declined to paint as I told him I was a writer, not a painter.  He suggested I write a Haiku to put on the painting.  He offered to collaborate and together we came up with the Haiku—his daughter suggested the title to be “Dreams”.  Such a fun day!  Thanks to Bruce L. Reed and Christmas in Carlton for this experience! 🙂