Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Tanka

Morning Visitor

Hummingbird, flowers
Hummingbird among flowers drawing by ©️LeonasDesigns 2019

Faint fluttering flicker

Among springtime’s treasures

Seeking sustenance

Among garden beauties

Aroused from winter’s sleep


#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 29-Off Prompt

Posted in Etheree, November 2018


Box makes Fragile


All shapes

And all sizes

Like people

They hold things inside

Secrets, treasures, dreams

Or maybe unwanted things like

Bitterness, unforgiveness

Handle all boxes with care because

They can be damaged inside and out


Posted in Butterfly Cinquain, July 2018

Life’s Ordinary Things

Blue Bird singing, Red Rose blooming, Watercolor by Leonas Designs

Bird song,

First rose in bloom.

Enjoying the simple things.

Feel of rain, and the warmth of sun


Priceless, often overlooked,

Treasures are free,

And in our lives


Butterfly Cinquain

Find beauty and joy in the ordinary things that life brings.

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” –Eleonora Duse

Posted in Choka, November 2017

Richly Blessed

Stop, look around you.

Blessings come in many sizes,

How many do you see?

And how many are unseen?

Big and small blessings,

That live within your heart?

Treasure them all.

For if you have even one,

You are rich my friend!


Posted in Choka, June 2017

Treasures of the Heart

Treasures of the Heart
Moth and rust corrupt

Thieves break in and do steal

Treasures on earth

Surely decay and vanish 

So dont be decieved

Lay up treasures in heaven 

They’ll last eternally

For where your heart is focused

There your treasure shall be


Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:19-21