dwellers up on the roof
proof of heaven and hell
stairs give wings, I chandelle,
plunge down again
heights bedazzle the mind
lights deny the vast sky
dance on the edge, defy
the concrete below
for Tanka Tuesday
Colleen challenges us with the Abhanga.
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.