Posted in Choka

Summer’s New Normal??

Sleeping cloud

Summer’s been sleeping,

Wasting her alotted days

Procrastinating.

Weather man keeps promising

Tomorrow for sure

We’ll see her warm sunny smile,

Yet so far it seems

She keeps on hibernating.

Will tomorrow ever come?

Choka

Posted in Haiku

Missing Summer

Umbrella in the rain watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson

News dampens spirits,

Is the weather mimicking?

Summer has vanished

Haiku

It’s July 2nd and in my area of the Pacific Northwest we are experiencing what I feel is a late start to good ol’ summertime.

The weather has been very changeable, quite like the daily news reports.

We’ve had a few warm days but not many and it seems more like Spring to me instead of Summer, as each day I awaken to gloomy cloudy skies, chilly temps and occasional rain sprinkling, this can put a damper on one’s spirit quite like the morning news reports often do lately.

Sigh. Oh where, oh where has my beloved Summer gone? Has she vanished with all our other normalcy?

I hope not. I hope she returns soon. I miss her sunny smile and gentle hugs of warmth.

How’s the weather where you reside? Are you experiencing the same, or does Summer alive and active in your area?

Posted in Haiku

Blazing Banner

Blazing summer sunset in Oregon-June 2020
Sunset June 2020

Across the heavens

Stretches a banner of fire

Blazing summer sun

Haiku

All day I enjoyed the presence and the heat of the Summer Sun that has once again visited my area in the Pacific Northwest. I love summer and sunshine!

Last night that summer sun left us in a blaze of fiery red, orange and yellow glory, stretching across the western horizon like a banner. It was amazing to see the beauty of it!

I was able to capture it with my cell phone camera but the picture just doesn’t show the full depth of its intense color.

Posted in Choka

Welcome Summertime!

Welcome Summertime yard windmill

Twenty Two days since

June arrived to bring us

Summertime again

How long we have waited

Anticipating

The sunshine to greet us

Each morning we woke

And now in the midst of it

We treasure each moment

Choka

Posted in Senryu

Celebrating

Hello Summer graphic

Summer’s finally here!

The time I wait for all year!

Its been a long day

Senryu

First day of Summer is the longest day of the year and at noon on this day your shadow is at its shortest.

Long day- Short shadow- Summer’s something to celebrate I think! 😃

Posted in Shadorma

Delightful Day

Daffodils

First day of Spring

Sun is shining bright

Daffodils

Sashaying

To the music of songbirds

In the gentle breeze

Shadorma

Blessings to all my family, friends and followers!

I hope you are all are experiencing a delightful First Day of Spring wherever you are at this time.

I do pray for those in quarantine and lockdown that they can still look outside and see the beauty of nature and for those who are shut in with illnesses at this time I pray for your speedy recovery as well.

Posted in Syllabic Verse

Robin’s Return

Robin in my yard

“Long time no see!

My fair weather friend!

Make yourself welcome,

Winter’s at it’s end.”

Syllabic Verse

(Me talking to the Robin I saw in my yard this morning! 😃Such a welcome sighting!))

Posted in Tanka

Springtime Awakenings

“Spring Leaves” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020
“Spring Leaves” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

Enjoying the new life

Springing up all around me

Singing and dancing

With the birds and daffodils

Shaking off winter doldrums

Tanka