“A View to a Kiss,” 20 x 24 acrylic on canvas by Tonya R. Hengerer “Chemistry of Connection” Two people smiling, laughing– connected by a feeling, a flutter of energy or magnetism; moving together into a mutual understanding– an affinity: souls intertwined. ~Tonya R. Hengerer *Acrostic poems are a kind of poetry where the first, last, or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. Acrostic poetry by Tonya R. Hengerer. “Attraction” Attuned To someone who Totally makes your heart Race, And Clouds your thinking to the point of Inciting an Out-of-body experience– Nirvana! “Chemistry“ Capricious state of being that Humans share with one another Evolving into More Intimate feelings with Souls synchronizing in an effort To mutually Reflect an intensity of emotion– Yearning. “Love” Lingering On Volumes of ardent Emotion. “Love” Lives intertwined in an Ongoing partnership, because Vows were made to Endure the test of time. “Valentine’s Day” Valiantly Alluding to Lots of passionate Emotion through Notes To someone with whom you’re In love, Not forgetting or Excluding Some chocolates or a Dozen roses And, of course, You must have Champagne! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Acrostic Poem “Songbird“ by Tonya R. Hengerer Softly vocalizing One Note at a time— Graciously Building Its song as a melody Resonates throughout the garden and Dances on the wind. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.
“Vintage Watering Can,” 18 x 18 acrylic on canvas by Tonya R. Hengerer *Many thanks to my wonderful art teacher! “Mother Nature’s Helper” by Tonya R. Hengerer What one uses to Attack parched, arid Terroir, Eradicating dryness and Restoring an Ideal environment Necessary for Growing Crops, such as, cantaloupe And, especially cucumbers—Mother Nature’s helper.
Acrostic poetry by Tonya R. Hengerer “Snow” Softly falling– Not a sound, Only Whirling, whirling to the ground. “Winter” When Icy, cold weather Naturally interrupts The warmth Enjoyed upon Earth Radiated by the sun. “Shovel” Something with which one Heaves snow Out of the way; a Very useful, Everyday tool–mostly Languishing in a shed until winter.
“Sweetheart” by Tonya R. Hengerer Someone With whom loving Emotions Evolve over Time, and Hearts Endure All things—always Radiating love To one another.
Thank you to my mother-in-law, Lynn Burke for sharing this lovely photo of her bonsai tree. Bonsai is a Japanese art form using trees grown in containers. Buddhist monks viewed bonsai trees as a symbol of harmony, peace, and balance. “Civility” Caring about our Interactions and Valuing the Idea of Language that’s uplifting and Inspiring; thereby, bringing […]
Just having some fun with this cheeky, little acrostic poem, because….. you know we’ve all been there at one time or another. Here’s wishing you a whatever-free week! 😉 “Whatever” by Tonya R. Hengerer When a situation Has reached A perfectly and Thoroughly ridiculous state and Emoting or dealing with it further would be a Very tiring Endeavor, this […]
I’ve known my friend, Rhonda for 30 years now. We met in the spring of 1986 when we were both trying out for our high school’s drill/dance team. I was 14 and she was 13. Rhonda was friendly, bubbly, and easy-going, and we just seemed to click. We were great friends throughout high school as well as college roommates. Rhonda […]
“Chicken” ~Tonya R. Hengerer Charming creatures Housed in a coop, Including Chicks and hens–plus, a rooster, too… Keeping watch with a to-do, while lovely Eggs in a Nest accrue.
“Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.” ~The Dalai Lama “Attachment” ~Tonya R. Hengerer At times, we hold on Too Tightly to An idea, memory, or Concept—perhaps, even a Human being or Material object. Difficulty arises when life changes, but Expectations stay the same. It’s Now Time to let […]