Purple sequins, or: Joyous memories

An Abhanga

following her birthday
young, joyous memories
bounce at her Gymboree
never to age

her purple sequin dress
amidst giggles and shouts
left no possible doubts
whose special day

Abhanga?

We write Abhanga in any number of 4-line stanzas with 6-6-6-4 syllables each. L2 and L3 rhyme. The end rhyme scheme is abbc.


#TankaTuesday

The above was written for Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt: Poets are to choose their own forms and colors to feature in their syllabic poems.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

41 thoughts on “Purple sequins, or: Joyous memories”

  1. I have kept several of my daughter’s birthday dresses. At least till an age when she really dressed up and included me in her choices. After that it became her domain and I simply sat in a corner. Haha! Growing pains. ๐Ÿ™‚

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