Posts tagged ‘abhanga’

NaPoWriMo #24

curiously climbing
arboreal otter
hides above the water
among the leaves

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NaPoWriMo #15

Today’s abhanga is brought to you by the letter F.

fetching Fauna’s favor
fosters fertility
frees from fragility
foals filling fields

Foaling season at the farm begins the first of May.
This photo is from last year’s foaling season:
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March Challenge #8

From Cloaked Monk’s March Challenge:

Today is the beginning of Mardi Gras. Reflect on abundance.

Over the weekend, Greg and I went to the Orchid Show at Phipps Conservatory. Today’s form is an abhanga.

abundance of petals
gathered into boquets
adorn the passageways
fragrant beauty

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Check out the flickr stream for LOTS more photos. I was playing with the new little snapshot camera and was quite pleased.

Poem for Imbolc

Imbolc, spring approaches
as sap begins to flow,
life stirs beneath the snow
as nature wakes

This poem helps explain why the food I most associate with Imbolc is vanilla ice cream topped with maple syrup. Real maple syrup please, not high fructose corn syrup laced with artificial maple flavor.

Happy New Year

dark of night, dark season
the hibernating earth
nurturing our rebirth
new moon, new year

NaPoWriMo # 13

another abhanga

as Beltaine approaches
and the land blushes green
while the birds burst with song
thoughts turn to love

NaPoWriMo # 7

Simple abhanga are four lines in length, with respective syllable counts of 6, 6, 6 and 4 … the rhyming scheme is “a-b-b-c”
~ Jack Huber’s Poetic Form – Abhanga

waxing moon, waxing year
potential is growing
with the seeds we’re sowing
dreams to harvest

Is it wrong to use contractions to make the syllable counts work?