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


Rooftop Poet

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.

8 thoughts on “Rooftop

  1. So my phone blangles, bluzzles, and I see a WordPress notification. I click and my mind is not prepared to be slammed to the concrete and pushed off the roof. Damn this is good. OK, it is better than good, it is amazing. I don’t have any way to keep it from slamming me back down and pushing off the roof, over and over.


  2. A heart-thumping plunge and the challenge of defying the concrete below. Rollercoaster poetry, Z! This is why I stick to two-storey poetry… and two-storey living. My wings can’t hold up under those Gs. Brilliant.

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