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

Crippling Gray

lay me down to heal

till this crippling gray stills –

a regard for spring

sparks first tweet from window sills

no more will this sting endure

Pat R

11/12/20

Ronovan Writes where the prompt words are “First & Heal”

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For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleens where the prompt is synonyms to Imagine & Regard. I used Spark & Regard.

Tanka Tuesday

Prickly.. coneflower from my garden

tainted rhetoric

tripping past loose lips as ploy

spawning disquiet –

the rabbit hole needs some light

how will this story be told?

Pat R

10/24/20

Synonyms Only challenge using the words “MOVE & MAKE” provided by David Ellis

I used Ploy & Spawn

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday To participate or to read entries go here.

Awry!!

the world is upside down

what the hell is going on

your drawers is showing

your junk is exposed

nobody wants to see that part of you

put your junk back under cover

what makes your shit more important than everybody elses

what makes your cockeyed opinion more important than everybody elses

everybody has those

so stop doing crazy shit trying to put yours front and center

and get over yourself!!!!

Pat R

10/14/20

This Uproar

this uproar

refuses to be hemmed in

nothing is even

in its wake

fallen norms

Pat R

8/12/20

A Gogyohka for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt are synonyms for the words Circled & Squared

These were my choices:-

Circled – Hemmed in

Squared – Not even

Stop by and do some reading or participate here

 

Chaos – A Gogyohka

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(This photo is the prompt)

chaos came to pass
funky monkey business strive
that’s how we got here! –

a mass reversal needed
I’m going to need more wine!!

 

 

Version #2

chaos came to pass

after nimble fingers tipped the scale –

that’s how we got here!

we are now in need of a mass reversal

I’m going to need more wine!!

Pat R

3/18/20

For Tanka Tuesday where the prompt is the above photo. To view more entries go here