Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Someday Soon

Field of blooming hyacinth, sunshine

Dreaming

Of someday

Of brighter tomorrows

In rooms smelling of hyacinths

Surrounded

By sounds

Of angelic host singing sweetly

Around heaven’s great throne

Filled with light

From Him

Butterfly Cinquain

Posted in Haiku

Sounds

Songbird, Western Meadowlark singing, original art created by Leona J Atkinson 2020
“Oregon’s Songbird” Western Meadowlark, Oregon’s state bird, art created by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Some sounds delight

Some sounds are soothing

Birdsong awakens

Haiku

I was thinking about sounds this evening and how they affect our lives. Some annoy, interrupt, cause alarm or tears.

Others sooth, delight, cheer or bring laughter.

I wonder how many of us are conscious of the sounds we emit each day and how they might affect others around us.

Something to think about…

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

Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Syllabic Verse

Ceaseless Hope

Blue feather

Commit to always keep going non-stop

Singing a song only your heart knows

Clinging to a belief deep within

That will give your soul the wings to fly

Syllablic Verse

(Based on this poem by Emily Dickinson)

“Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all,”

–Emily Dickinson

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 18

prompt for the day isn’t exactly based in revision, but it’s not exactly not based in revision, either. It also sounds a bit more complicated than it is, so bear with me! First, find a poem in a book or magazine (ideally one you are not familiar with). Use a piece of paper to cover over everything but the last line. Now write a line of your own that completes the thought of that single line you can see, or otherwise responds to it. Now move your piece of paper up to uncover the second-to-last line of your source poem, and write the second line of your new poem to complete/respond to this second-to-last line. Keep going, uncovering and writing, until you get to the first line of your source poem, which you will complete/respond to as the last line of your new poem

Posted in June 2017, Nonet

Sound in the City

Music, performers, singing
For a handful of humanity

Scattered in the big city 

Working hard to reach their goals

The invisible, the unknown

Hearts came together

Dreams came true

Those unheard voices

Tonight 

Spoke

Nonet