Posted in April 2019, Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2019


Purple Wisteria on a white picket fence

Let it not be said

Winter’s breath impaired us

Pickets wear purple


#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 27–Prompt: You can pick a line you like from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets and use it as the genesis for a new poem. 

(I chose Sonnet 06 “Then let not winter’s ragged hand deface” as my inspiration)

Posted in May Flowers 2013

Wonderful Wisteria



The old fence is hidden by
Your purple pendent clusters.
The sight of you brings joy to my morning
as your fragrance permeates the air.
My senses react pleasantly, and
my mind marks a memory of this moment.
Wisteria, starting the day with you
has enriched my life and uplifted my spirits.

Leona J. Atkinson