down the road in time
a look back shows a loss of mind
facts wounded, locked in a bind
rummage through states of mind
shows emperor clinging to his line
time reveals some knew these truths
chose power, stayed tucked in ruse
For dVerse where Lillian is hosting Quadrille Monday ( 44 word poem invented by the piers at dVerse). The prompt word tonight is “Wound”. To read or to join in go here
under this bright afternoon sun
spring no longer slumbers
birds mass near blooms, they sound undone
playful, loud no hummers!
For Eugi’s prompt where the prompt word is “playful”. To participate or to just read go here
For Flower of the Day over at Cee’s Blog. To see other entries and to participate go here
a tailored upheaval
a noisy gathering
more than a smattering
angry chants raged
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