Posted in May 2019, Scripture, Tanka

Assurance

Rosebud. Digital art by LeonasDesigns. @2019
“Promise of New Life” digital art ©️LeonasDesigns2019

In the dark of night

Kaleidoscope reveals

Broken dreams and tears

Yet the promise of new life

Appears amid the fragments

Tanka

(Based On Philippians 1:6 scripture)

Posted in Uncategorized

Koda

White dog, family pet

Tears of sadness fall

On cheeks young and old

Hearts mourn your presence

As death takes you

Leaving us to grieve

Elegy-Syllabic Verse

In Memory of Koda-a beloved family pet

#NaPoWriMo—Day 18–Today, I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy of your own, one in which the abstraction of sadness is communicated not through abstract words, but physical detail

Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Sonnet-(English)

From: ________ To:_________

Girl barefoot with suitcase

From the Midwest prairie there arose,

A blue eyed country girl, quiet and shy.

Twas a simple, honest life she chose,

Enjoying nature’s wood, and clear blue sky,

Til years, and bitter tears, drew her away

To the bright city lights and noisy nights,

Bringing many sorrows and great dismay,

Filled with untrue friends and foolish fights.

But suddenly, one night, arose a light,

Telling her to return whence she came,

And visions of the prairie she did sight,

Helping her heal from all the grief and shame.

Once more, now barefoot, she stands

Upon simple, Midwestern prairie lands.

SONNET–ENGLISH:

(3 Quatrains (4 line stanzas) and 1 Couplet (2 line stanza) equals 14 lines–10 syllables each line– Rhyme: abab cdcd efef gg–problem posed in the first 12 lines/Volta=solution in last 2 lines)

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 11—Prompt: write a poem of origin.

Posted in March 2019, Scripture, Sonnet-Modern Unrhymed

Faith

Faith alphabet art sign by LeonasDesigns
Alphabet Art ©️LeonasDesigns

Not once, in all times I’ve cried,

Coming to you broken,

In sorrow on bended knee,

Heart burdened with pain,

Not once, have You not heard.

Yet, of certain things

You’ve not replied though

In tears I ask again and again.

My heart knows as I walk

Taking steps my eyes can’t see,

That someday soon You will answer,

Fulfilling things hoped for

By this trusting soul, for

Not once, have You not heard.

Sonnet (Modern-unrhymed)

(Based on Hebrews 11:1 and 2Corinthians 5:7)