Posted in Choka, May 2015

Bridging Water

Choka poem about Tilikum Crossing--Portland, Oregon's newest bridge
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015(Photo from http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilikum_Crossing )

Tilikum Crossing: Video--KGW News

New Portland Bridge Named after Chinook word for “people”–OregonLive News

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Posted in Free Verse, November 2013, November PAD Chapbook Challenge 2013

Family Adventure

Family Adventure

Exploring the back roads of Oregon,
my grandchildren and I end up
taking an unexpected Ferry Ride
across  the Williamette River.
Quite a new experience for all of us!
Later, we share thoughts, ideas and memories
as we eat lunch in a small bakery named “Leona’s”,
so named for anothers’ grandmother
,
in this little town of Mt. Angel,
surrounded  by vineyards and Mission State Park,
where some of Oregon’s earliest settlers lived and worked
at the Williamette Mission nearly 170 years ago.

There was a lot of history all around us just waiting to be discovered,
and our four curious minds, sought it out,
as we enjoyed spending the day together,
making history of our own.

Free Verse
Leona J. Atkinson  11-14-13
Williamette Mission State Park||Leona’s Bakery||Wheatland Ferry