Posted in November 2019, Scripture, Syllabic Verse

The King of Glory

King of Hearts altered playing card
Original ATC by Leona J. Atkinson

When the King comes,

In His glory.

Will the earth rejoice?

Syllabic Verse

This morning as I was creating some Christmas Artist Trading Cards for an upcoming group swap I decided to use one of the playing cards I had on hand for a background. The card I happened to choose was the King of Hearts. Immediately the chorus from the hymn “The King of Glory” popped into my head. This had to be sent by God as I have not heard nor sung this song for years.

Posted in Cinquain, October 2019, Scripture

Be Still

Song bird, daily blessings card

Let go

Be still and know

Rest and trust Him to empower

Breathe in His wonder and sweet song

Surrender

Cinquain

OctPoWriMo 2019 Word prompts: 

surrender, empower, rest, song/music

breath/breathe, trust, wonder

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 KJV

Posted in June 2018, Tanka

Listen to the Lyrics

Some words on paper

Come alive and touch people

The alphabet will speak

A heartfelt message of truth

To those willing to hear

Tanka

(Video: Live Performance of MARCIN rapping the lyrics to his newest song “War With gods” (ISRC: QZDA51801260) on stage at “Locals 2 Legends” Show Beaverton, OR 6/15/18)

(MARCIN is my grandson)

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 February 2017, Scripture, Senryu

Special Song

Pink Heart Sky
A sweet melody

In the quiet of the night

His song comes to me
His song comes to me

And night and day I shall sing of

His lovingkindness
His lovingkindness

That He commands in daytime

Is my sweet heartsong

 

Senryu Cascade

 

The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me—Psalm 42:8 NKJV

Posted in Alouette, January 2015

A Lark’s Song

A Lark's Song--Alouette poem about a Meadowlark
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015
(meadowlark from clker.com)

When I saw the meaning of this poetic form titled “Alouette”,  which is French word meaning ‘skylark’ or larks that fly high, .I was excited to try it out as it immediately made me think of the Meadowlark’s that live in the meadow near my home.
I love hearing their beautiful songs and I had  thoughts of writing a charming poem about them and their melodies, romantic, lovely, flutelike, glorious, words that inspire and uplift!
Well, upon researching the Meadowlark, I found  that their song is sung only to mark their territory!  It is not a love song, it is not a glorious song of joy, (as it seems it is when heard) it is just a warning song of sorts, one that let’s other birds know they cannot trespass on the land the lark lives on.  So, my dreamy thoughts deflated, I wrote a poem about them as best as I could. 🙂

Information on the Western Meadowlark

Listen to the Song of the Lark