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.
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Lovely, Denise. Moving forward to future’s glow…. 💗
Thanks, Gwen:) That’s what I’m moving toward.
Thanks, Eden 🙂 xo
Purrfect picture. Purrfect verse. You did a wonderful job on both. xoxox
Thank you Sandra. Sending a ton of hugs.
I appreciate each and everyone.
We recently painted our kitchen a pale, pale gray. The color reminded me of you because it makes me think of the color of the sky in the middle of a snow storm, snow girl:)
This is lovely and positive, Denise! <3
Thank you, Miriam 🙂 xo
You’re welcome, Denise.☺️😊
Nicely said. I feel that.
Thank you, Jacqui!
This is beautiful, Denise. Regret and promise. 🙂
Thanks, Harmony. Yes, life is definitely both.
A message with great depth and meaning, yet spoken in such a poetically simple and beautiful way. I loved it.
Thank you, Karen. That’s what I love about poetry is we can express so much in a small space:)
That’s really lovely, Denise.
Thank you, Staci 🙂
Beautiful photo and poem, Denise! I keep learning new forms of poetry from your blog. 🙂
Thank you, Mark. I’ve been learning a lot from Colleen’s challenges.
Wow, what a great complement to that photo. Awesome job, Denise!
Thank you, Mae:) It might be a favorite snowshot this season!
What an interesting form! I haven’t seen that one before. You pulled it off, Denise. A beautiful photo and poem.
I thought I’d give it a try, Diana. First time i heard about it too. I haven’t rhymed in a while. Thanks!
I’m not a huge fan of rhyme, but this works well. It feels subtle and adds to the flow. 🙂
This style does work subtly. Although, like after I read a Dr. Seuss book, I end up rhyming the rest of the day in my head…lol.
Ha ha ha. And it works fine for Seuss!
I’ve never heard of this form, Denise. Thanks for sharing it with profound thoughts.
I hadn’t heard of it either, Balroop. Thank you 🙂
Oh, Denise, just when I think your poems can’t get any better, you go and do something like this. Fantastic! Great job challenging yourself with this style of poetry. You nailed it!
That makes me happy to hear you liked my latest attempt at a new format. I haven’t rhymed in a long time and it usually leaves me rhyming the rest of the day in my head as a side-effect…lol. This was a challenge to do though, but glad I am trying new things.
Beautiful Abhanga verse, Denise. I love the inspiring message. <3
Thank you, Vashti:) I had fun trying it.
Lovely response to the new form. I’m going to try this one too!
You should, Marje:) It was fun.
Yes, I had a go, a bit of a silly one but sometimes it is good to be silly!
It is good, and healing, to be silly 😉
Yes, just what we need right now Denise. 🙂
Uplifting! Nicely done.
Thank you, Pat 🙂
It took me all week to get here, but I’ve finally unpacked and put away the last box! I love this form. Your words add a poignancy to the meaning. I’ll be writing more of these, how about you? <3
What a good feeling to have everything unpacked 🙂 Now you can fully enjoy your new home! Yes, I did enjoy this and found it a bit more challenging. I hope to do more of this and try more formats this year. Thanks, Colleen! Xo
Excellent! I’m not usually into rhyming poetry but this abhanga form is lovely. ❤️
I feel the same about it. Thanks for sharing it with us xo
Happy new week. <3
Lovely Denise… and that glow in the future is most welcome…hugsx
Thank you, Sally. Yes, that glow is very welcomed 🙂 hugs xo