Posted in November 2019, Syllabic Verse

A Seen Scene

Original painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2019
Original painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2019

Starry Night

Delights the eye

Was it real

Or just seen

By Van Gogh’s

Artist mind

Syllabic Verse

I have always admired “The Starry Sky” painting by Van Gogh and the interesting history behind it.

Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to try to paint it as a gift for my grand-daughter, I jumped at the chance,however as a beginner in art, and a newby with acrylics, I was challenged indeed!

However, as Van Gogh said: “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. So I gave it a try!

The result was of course no where near as beautiful as Van Gogh’s but I had fun trying and my grand-daughter loved it!

Click the link below to read the story behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting.

Van Gogh Starry Night – The Painting and The Story

Posted in January 2015, Minute

Sweet Sixteen

Minute poem about turning Sweet Sixteen
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

This Sweet Sixteen poem was written for my other grand-daughter who is turning 16 soon.
I am going to use this for her birthday card.
This is my first time using the Minute form and it was quite a challenge because of the rhyme and syllable count.
I don’t know why it is called “Minute” poem!  It certainly took me more than a minute to write this poem! 🙂 

Posted in Etheree, February 2014

Liquid Art

rain on windshield
“Liquid Art”
Original Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson

Rain
Falling
Forms patterns
On my windshield
Droplet diamonds
Dotted aqua circles
Spheres creating a maze on glass
Misty pearl like aqueous scene
Continually changing liquid web
Instantly swept away as wipers do their job

Etheree
Leona J. Atkinson. 02-24-14