Posted in Cinquain

Patsy

Portrait Collage of Patsy Cline by LeonasDesigns 2020

Long passed

Yet on she lives

Memories and music

The treasures she left behind

For us

Cinquain

In tribute to Patsy Cline 1932-1963 one of Country Music’s Greatest and one of my very favorite singers.

Gone too soon. “Sweet Dreams” Patsy.

Posted in Tanka

Memorial Day

Field of Flags—represent Oregon’s fallen soldiers
Field of Flags—represent Oregon’s fallen soldiers

In memory of your

Faces we no longer see,

Who fought to keep us free,

Souls so brave and true, now gone,

For our freedom we thank you.

Tanka

Posted in Cinquain, May 2019

Oregon’s Six Thousand

We went

We lost our lives

We won freedom for you

We ask only that you not forget

Our deeds

Cinquain

Our local Christian church school that has a big grassy area next to their building implemented the idea of having their school children put up 6000 little flags to honor and pay tribute to the 6000 Oregon soldiers who lost their lives in all the wars.

I visited the display today and was deeply touched by how beautiful it was. Seeing all those little flags blowing in the soft breeze made me so thankful for the freedom we enjoy in our country and for those who paid the price to achieve it.

Posted in March 2019, Nonet, Scripture

Resting in Him

Bible, coffee cup, Psalm 94:19 scripture

As my heart fills with perplexity

And threatens to overwhelm my soul

My minds fills with Your words to me

Comforting with precious

Promises so sweet

And remembrance

Of Your care

Towards

Me

Nonet

In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. Psalm 94:19 KJV

Posted in Con-Verse, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Dancing on Air

Loretta Dorothy Dietmeyer Cliff 08-25-15 to 10-10-00
Loretta Dorothy Dietmeyer Cliff 08-25-15 to 10-10-00

Angels in euphoric dance

Swirl in the great expanse

Over the clouds so puffy white

Heavenly beings full of delight

Mom is there joining in with glee

Eighteen years this day, there went she

Left earth aged with all its pain and woe

And flew to heaven with hair white as snow

Now in restored youth, she rejoices there

Dancing joyously with angels upon the air

Con-Verse

( I wrote this poem with my mom in mind as 18 years ago today she left this earth and went to heaven. She was 85 years old and I like to imagine that today she is in restored health and dancing on air with angels, as she always loved to dance when here on earth.)

(This is my first time writing this Form called:

Con-Verse, created by Connie Marcum Wong, which consists of three or more 2-line rhyming stanzas (couplets). The meter of this form is in syllabic verse.

Rhyme scheme: aa,bb,cc,dd,ee

Meter: 7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,11,11)

(Syllabic verse only counts the number of syllables in a line.)

(This form consists of three or more couplets which ascend by one syllable up to and until you reach a syllabic count of eleven which would contain ten lines.

This process may be repeated for a longer verse. If repeated, you must begin your first couplet with the syllabic count of seven again and continue from there.)

#OctPoWriMo Day 10 http://www.octpowrimo.com/2018/10/poetry-prompts-day-10-dancing-on-air.html

Theme: Dancing on Air

Word Prompts:

Euphoric, Dance, In the clouds, Delight, Joy

Posted in Christian, Cinquain, March 2018, Scripture

A Remembrance

Cross

Today

Lying in my path

A reminder of You

Twig cross created by the wind’s breath

Speaks loudly

Cinquain

Yesterday as I went out to get my mail it was windy and raining so I was walking with my hood up and head down, when I noticed what looked like a tiny beautiful cross lying in a pool of water on the blacktop. It was fashioned of two light colored twigs that apparently were blown by the wind to end up in that position. The way the light hit it it almost appeared to look golden. It stopped me in my tracks that’s for sure! As I pulled out my phone to snap a picture I thanked God for sending me this reminder on the day before Palm Sunday!

They “Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” John 12:13 KJV

What is “Palm Sunday”?

What is “Holy Week”?

Posted in January 2016, Scripture, Tanka

Rainbow

Double Rainbow picture--Tanka poem based on Genesis 9:13-16
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.  Genesis 9:12-16 KJV