The Abhanga is written in 4 line stanzas with the following pattern, 6 -6-6-4
The second and third line rhyme.
I’m intrigued by the new form Abhanga that Colleen mentioned on her blog, https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/02/02/tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-211-abhanga-or-poetschoice/ so I’m giving it a go – using this photo as inspiration.
You know I love superheroes!
Used to be Bateman Street!
Spray paint vandals, a whim
Batman, you’ve heard of him?
Perhaps the joker’s deed?
To paint all of these signs?
Funny road, what a bind,
Where’s batman now?
Yes, Bateman street does exist. I can vouch for that. But what about Batman street? It exists until someone gets rid of that red paint!
I haven’t been there for a while so it could still be Batman street!
Before I go, I have a new release coming out soon which is currently on pre-order. A poetry collection, Lockdown Innit, Poems About Absurdity. Release date scheduled for 26th February!!!
Preorder Buying Links Lockdown Innit Releases February 26th
Kindle Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08VW81Q53/
Kindle Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VW81Q53/
Universal link for kindle: https://mybook.to/Lockdowninnit
Lockdown Innit is a poetry collection of eighteen poems about life’s absurdities and frustrations during lockdown. Wherever you live in this world, this is for you. Expect humour, a dollop of banter and ridiculous rants here and there. Amongst other delights, witness the strange antics of a swan posing by a bin and two statuesque horses appearing like arc deco pieces in a field. Check out the violin player on a tightrope, or the cheeky unmentionables wafting in the lockdown breeze!
Have a restful Sunday, stay safe and well. x