Here’s Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge #260. The challenge is to do Abhanga form which is 6a/6b/6b/4c. I did an Abhanga series and used a picture I took in Hawaii. The photo looks out of a dark cave into the light.
I have been getting more than my share of messages lately, including paying attention and trusting myself. As usual, I fought the unwelcomed changes at first, but I came to a point where I see the wisdom in letting go and going with this wiser flow.
surround my universe
as if brought by a curse
they are ignored
my suppression inept
finally, I accept
golden beams filter through
cast light in the shadow
love’s compassionate flow
awakes my soul
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Well done, Denise.
Thanks, John 🙂
I absolutely love this, Denise! 🙂
Thank you, Yvette xo
Well said. I identify with this, Denise. I lament the body languages messages we miss, in favor of words.
Thank you, Jacqui 🙂 Yes, there are so many messages around us that we miss for sure.
Fabulous, Denise! That last stanza in particular really speaks to me. Beautifully done!
Thank you, Mae 🙂 I always love the promise that is just around the corner.
Love this, Denise! 💕🙂
Thank you, Harmony 🙂
Love soothes many problems.
It sure does 🙂
Beautiful poem to end the week, thanks Denise, xo
Thank you, Eden. Have a great weekend xo
This is beautiful, Denise. I like the change in perspective and how the flow and light returns with acceptance. Great picture too!
Thank you, Diana 🙂 Acceptance sure does make a difference.
It’s amazing what we see once we open our eyes to possibilities. Love this poem, Denise.
Thank you, Staci 🙂 I agree there are so many possibilities once we are open to them.
Lovely, Denise. Thank you for sharing. <3
Thank you, Mar 🙂
A great poem, Denise. I found this form quite challenging.
Thank you, Robbie. It did require some extra thought.
Stunning, Denise! I love it so much!
Thank you, Jan 🙂 xo
Well-done Denise! I’ve never tried this form, as it sounds like a double challenge!
Thank you, Balroop. It is a challenge, but it still came. I have a feeling you’d do really will with this format.
Self love and acceptance, your poem is beautiful!
Thank you, Elizabeth 🙂
Very nice, Denise! The last stanza is inspiring.
Thank you, Joan 🙂 I hope those golden beams shine for all of us.
Beautiful, Denise. I love how you interwove the emotions. 💗
Thank you, Gwen 🙂 They always come through in the words.
Love this, Denise, especially the peace portrayed in the last stanza- beautiful photo!
Thank you, Jacquie 🙂 It was fun to take that pic and always nice to end on a peaceful note!
Surrendering to the universe is a good thing. Thanks for this lovely poem D.L. I like it. 👏
Thank you, Sema, it sure is a good thing to surrender to the universe and opens up do much more to us 🙂
I love that you are in touch with the universe and that the universe is in touch with you.
Yes, I’m glad the communication goes both ways! Sometimes it takes me a long minute to listen 🙂 xoxo
Thank you 🙂
Denise!! This is stunning and a lesson for us all! Sometimes we just have to let go and trust the universe to lead us in the right direction. This Abhanga trio made my day! <3
Thank you, Colleen 🙂 A lesson I’m always fighting. It’s such a relief to just let go and see what’s in store for us, isn’t it? Hugs xo
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I’ll check it out! The moon has a special place in my life. Thanks 🙂
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I have always wanted to take an astrology class 🙂
This gives you the basics. I loved it! 🌚🌝
Thank you, Mark 🙂
Thank you 🙂