Posted in Cinquain

March’s Admonition

Rooster crowing

“Wake up!

Oh sleepy head!

Time is marching forward,

But your body clock is an hour

Behind!”

Cinquain

Posted in Haiku

Morning Walk

Cherry blossoms on tree
“Cherry Blossoms” original photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

A spring in my step

On pink and white pathways

Cherry blossom time

Haiku

My daughter’s cherry tree was in full bloom today! So pretty! So uplifting to see!

Posted in Triolet

IAM-God of the Present

IAM, Yahweh, ABBA, art card

I am right here

I am in your now

I am very near

I am right here

My word is clear

I keep my vow

I am right here

I am in your now

Triolet

God says His name is I AM

He is God of the present, the now.

He says:

“When you live in the past with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard for you because I am not there.

My Name is not: I WAS.”

“When you live in the future with its unknowns and fears, it is hard for you because I am not there.

My Name is not: I WILL BE.”

“But when you live in this moment, it is not hard, because I am here. My Name is: I AM.”

–Author Unknown

( quote from A Reminder from God on SGLY Ministry website. )

Posted in Tanka

Melancholy Memories

 “Reflections in Rain” girl with umbrella in rainbow rain watercolor
“Reflections in Rain” watercolor by Leona J.Atkinson 2020

Watching the rain fall

Remembering days of old

Reflections in rain

Reminders of times past

All runoff like raindrops

Tanka

Posted in Senryu

A Moment in Time

Mist, trees, forest, road

Life is a vapor

We are all a just breath away

From eternity

Saddened by the news of Kobe Bryant’s death today and also that of his young daughter.

We never know how much time we have on this earth, and today is a reminder of how short life sometimes can be.

Posted in Scripture, Tanka

Judge Not—There’s A Time for Everything

The excited butterfly

Shouted at his friend below:

“Fly! Reach for the sky!”

“My time has not yet come”

Said the waiting caterpillar.

Tanka

In its own appointed time, eventually every caterpillar will fly, for it will transform into either a butterfly or a moth.

Perhaps that is the same timing for some people, therefore we should not judge.

To everything there is a season,

A time for every purpose under heaven:…

Eccl. 3:1