Abhanga Poetry Form – Reflections of life


Abhanga Poetry Form – Reflections of life


Reflections Of Life

Time to find who I am
Experiencing my faults
Roaring voices assaults
Bringing me down

Accepting my troubles
Opened another door
Showing me a mentor
The inner light

Healing forgiveness
Blessings and gratitude
Changes my attitude
Helps to make peace

Self-transformation starts
Time to pause and reflect
There weren’t any defects
Only pity.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

The abhanga is a Marathi form, Marathi being one of the major languages of India. It is the official language of Maharashtra, and is also spoken in several neighboring states in the west of the country, including Goa and Karnataka. 

The Abhanga is:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains (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.

15 thoughts on “Abhanga Poetry Form – Reflections of life

  1. This is incredible, Elsie. Thank you so much for contributing it for #ForgivingFridays. You share such wisdom here and so many keys to forgiveness, such as acceptance, altitude, gratitude and blessings, and awakening to inner Light.

    I’m privileged to share this in next week’s post. And, I’m sending you much caring and loving. You are a Light presence.

    Liked by 1 person

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