Here’s Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 211. This week is poet’s choice or an Abhanga poem.
I decided to try an Abhanga poem.
This explanation is lovingly borrowed from Colleen’s post:
The elements of the Abhanga are:
- stanzaic, written in any number of 4 line stanzas.
- syllabic, 6-6-6-4 syllables each
- rhymed L2 and L3 rhyme. Often internal rhyme is employed. End rhyme scheme x a a x , x being unrhymed.
This picture was taken by the Magic Trail last week. It’s my inspiration for the poem.
My past deep and heavy
Like never-ending snow
Ahead future’s glow
I push forward.