Posted in Syllabic Verse

The New Normal

Social distancing, 6 feet apart

Talking with my neighbor,

Keeping our 6 foot distance,

Our words floating through the air

Land upon others ears

Across the courtyard.

Soon a 6 foot convention

Gathers. “The new normal.”

Syllabic Verse

Posted in NaPoWriMo 2020, Reverse Etheree

I Am -Self Portrait

Leona-name Art
Alphabet Art by Leona J. Atkinson

I am my mother’s face in the mirror,

As I speak her favorite quotes

To myself, that “This Too Shall Pass”.

I am dad’s voice echoing,

“Don’t Forget, Smell The Flowers”.

I am God’s Spirit,

Reflecting Him

To the world,

At this

Time.

Reverse Etheree

#NaPoWriMo 2020–Prompt: Self Portrait Poem

This will be the 7th year that I will be participating in #NaPoWriMo April Poetry Poem A Day Challenge.

If you would like to participate also click this link to visit their website:

http://www.napowrimo.net/day-one-2/

Posted in Double Nonet, June 2019

Right On Target

Bullseye with arrow in the middle

I gave life to a word today

I released it in haste

It formed like an arrow

Piercing its target deep

In regret I tried

To take it back

But it still

Left a

Mark

I gave life to a word today

Releasing it with tenderness

It formed like an a heart

Hugging its target tight

Awaking lost dreams

To hope again

Happily it

Left a

Mark

Double Nonet

Be careful how you speak and what words you bring to life as they all leave a mark and make a difference.

Posted in April 2019, Meta poem, NaPoWriMo 2019, Reverse Mirror Cinquain

Poem Dweller

Book with letters flowing out

Today

I live in a dictionary

With words as house mates

We’re building

Together

A poem

Called Meta

Composed of verses

It alphabetically speaks

In words

Reverse Mirror Cinquain/Meta poem

(One definition of Meta is: “pertaining to or noting an abstract, high-level analysis or commentary, especially one that consciously references something of its own type.”)

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 28–Prompt: write a Meta Poem

Posted in Haiku, March 2019

In the North

Sunset in the northern sky, blue and pink sky

A phenomenon

The sky was speaking tonight

In soft blues and pinks

Haiku

Sunset tonight in my area must have been spectacular for as I looked out my North window I saw an amazing sky layered in blues and pinks. I can only imagine what the Western sky displayed!