Sing, sing a song – Eugenia – abhanga

awaiting the echoes

from mountains, melodies

transform nature’s beauty

into music

© Eugenia Hoffman

Eugenia enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Eugenia to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, and writing poetry. Eugenia’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi’s Causerie and Eugi’s Milieu. Eugenia has authored eBooks Fanciful Delights and Mama, me and Mother Nature, and also has writings at Spillwords Press, PoetrySoup, and beBee.com.

Abhanga (or abhang), per Wikipedia, is a form of devotional poetry sung in praise of the Hindu god Vitthal, also known as Vithoba. As a love poem, mine is a form of devotional.  The elements of abhanga are as follows:

• stanzaic, written in any number of 4 line stanzas.
• syllabic, 6-6-6-4 syllables each
• rhyme pattern … x-a-a-x, where x does not rhyme
• often internal rhyme is employed

image source – lovethispic.com

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