Posted in December 2018, Syllabic Verse

Camellia Yuletide

Red Camellia in bloom

Scarlet blooms

Amist the gloom

Of Winter’s sleep.

Syllabic Verse

My Camellia is a Winter Blooming variety called “Yuletide”. Right now in the midst of Winter it is covered in red blooms.

Posted in May Flowers 2013

A Morning Treasure


Upon taking a morning walk in May,

a bright splash of color enters my day.

It’s  Marigolds growing in a patch,
their colors so vivid, nothing can match
the splendor the sunshine brings to each bloom.

I pause so my eyes can consume
the the sea of colors, orange, yellow, scarlet and gold!
What a morning treasure–a sight to behold!

Leona J. Atkinson