Posted in Syllabic Verse

Heat Wave

Temperature gauge showing over 100 degrees

Remembering winter

Keeps me cool, as the

Summer sun beats down

Syllabic Verse

These last few days have really been hot here in my area, 100 degree days. It’s pretty hot but I am not complaining because I remember how long it took for our weather to warm up and how many chilly days we had to endure waiting for this summer weather.

So I am just doing my best to stay fairly cool and enjoy it while it lasts because summer will be gone before long!

Posted in Tanka

Springtime Awakenings

“Spring Leaves” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020
“Spring Leaves” watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

Enjoying the new life

Springing up all around me

Singing and dancing

With the birds and daffodils

Shaking off winter doldrums

Tanka

Posted in Haiku

Spring Sights, Sounds and Smells

Yellow Daffodil

Green shoots popping up,

Patches of yellow abound,

Spring has come again!

Haiku

I felt like Chicken Little today as everywhere I went I kept saying “ Spring is here! Spring is here!”

It may not say Spring yet on the calendar but it was very present all around my area today.

I was seeing patches of yellow daffodils in my neighbors yards and green shoots of more to come soon, hearing birds singing and lawnmowers humming, smelling fresh cut grass and enjoying the bright sunshine! What a delightful change from the damp, dark, cold days of winter!

Yes, Spring weather is here and I am enjoying every moment of it!

Posted in Syllabic Rhyme

Morning Thoughts

Drawing of Daffodils by Leona J. Atkinson ©️,  Woodworth daffodil poem quote
Drawing of Daffodils by Leona J. Atkinson ©️, Woodsworth daffodil poem quote

What will this day bring?

Birds begin to sing,

What a cheerful sound!

Signs of Spring abound.

Daffodils in bloom,

Chase winter’s gloom.

Winter’s letting go,

My heart’s all aglow!

Syllabic Rhyme

Posted in Shadorma

January

My Red Camellia plant in bloom 1-27-2020
My Red Camellia plant in bloom 1-27-2020

The sun sleeps.

Rain drizzles upon

Decaying leaves.

Misty morn.

In the bleakness, a patch of red.

Camellia blooms.

Shadorma

My Camellia plant offers a bright spot of color on this dreary January day.

Posted in Haiku

Touch of Spring

Bird and flowers paper collage art by LeonasDesigns ©️2020
Bird and flowers paper collage art by LeonasDesigns

The sun peeked out

Winter held its icy breath

Spring kissed my cheek

Haiku

As I enjoyed an unseasonably warm day of nearly 60 degrees today, my thoughts were on Spring.