Posted in Tanka

Delectable Confection


Sweet colorful treat

Never before tasted

Gifted by neighbor

Delight to the eyes as well as

Tantilizing to palate


Posted in Epulaeryu, September 2019

Pizza Pie

Pizza infographic

A culinary delight!

When I first met you,

It was true love at first sight!

Especially so,

After taking that

Very first


EPULAERYU:  (7 lines–33 syllables–7-5-7-5-5-3-1 About a culinary treat or favorite food.  Ends with an exclamation point! = !)

I first saw and tasted Pizza in the late 1950’s in a small Italian restaurant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. My older sister had discovered it through eating out with some of her high school friends and excitedly told our family about this wonderful new food item. So our whole family went to see what it was and we all loved it! It ended up being my dad’s favorite food 😊

Where Did The Word “Pizza” Come From, Anyway?

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Posted in December 2018, Haibun

The Candy Dish

Candy Dish

Bringing a smile and

A little bit of sweetness

Into a stressed day

At home and in many places where I have worked I always have had a Candy Dish.

Filled with Peppermints or other small wrapped candies it offered a nice treat to those stopping by. A refreshing peppermint or piece of chocolate in mid-afternoon always seemed to be a good pick me up at work and at home of course it was the first place the grand-kids headed for when they visited.

Sometimes its just the little things that can make our days better.


Posted in February 2018, Haiku

Inkling of Sprinkling

Red Rose in snow

Winter’s Breakfast Treat

Nighttime dusting of snow

Powdered Sugar


Winter just keeps showing up overnight and leaves us with traces of snow to wake up to. Poor blooming plants are not appreciating the nighttime visits. Thankfully it melts quickly at morning light.

Posted in Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt, October 2017

Tree Treat

Madrone Tree
On a city street

Discovering a new tree

Accidental Treat


While walking downtown today looking to find a pizza place we’d never been to my grandson spotted a Madrone Tree planted near the sidewalk. I had read about Madrone Trees but never had the opportunity to see one, so this was an unexpected treat for me! 

Read more about the beautiful Madrone Tree HERE

Haiku Horizons Weekly Challenge Week#192 Prompt:Treat

Posted in Haiga, Haiku, January 2016

Neapolitan Sky


Neapolitan Sky--Photo and Haiku
Original Photograph by Michelle Desjardins ©2016
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

I was inspired to write this Haiku after seeing this photo posted in a group called “Cloud Watching and Beautiful Skyscapes” that I belong to on Facebook. As soon as I saw the photo I thought of Neapolitan!
Michelle, who took this photo, gave me permission to post it here on my blog along with the Haiku I wrote.  I am so glad to be able to share this beautiful sky photo with you and the Haiku as well.  

Posted in Epulaeryu, October 2013

Fall Friendship Treat

In an attractive cloth bag
Freshly picked apples
A fall culinary treat
A gift from a friend
Sharing her bounty
Apple pie

Leona J. Atkinson  10-09-13

(This is my first attempt at writing a Epulaeryu.  It was a fun challenge!
I want to thank Daisy Mariposa for her excellent Hub on Poetry Forms
for that is where I first learned of this Epulaeryu poetry style.
And, of course, my friend Bonnie, for the lovely apples which inspired me to write this!)