Tailored Upheaval -Abhanga



a tailored upheaval

a noisy gathering

more than a smattering

angry chants raged

Pat
2/04/21

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.

I am trying this form that is new to me called the Abhanga. To read more about it or to participate over at Colleen’s blog go here.

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 211, #Abhanga, or #PoetsChoice

Also linked to Open Link Night over at dVerse Poets Pub where Lillian is hosting. Visit or participate here

Singing Rounds

Longing for a reprieve, I went for a walk amid piles of snow today. We got about two feet a couple days ago. I wasn’t the only one out though. The neighborhood stray cats were on the prowl again, nothing stops them.

With reduced human movement, birds in snow covered bushes are singing rounds.

through mid morning air

a chorus of lively tweets –

songs of early spring

Pat

2/04/21

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleens where it is the Poets choice this week.