#TankaTuesday 2/8/22 #Poetry Challenge No. 260, #SpecificForm: Abhanga

Welcome to Colleen Chesebro’s #TANKATUESDAY!

The form is: Abhanga.

My Abhanga is in praise of a new day and is inspired by the video below. The song by Imogen Heap, Xizi She Knows is in praise of the dawn and shows a city waking to a new day. The old man doing Ti Chi at the beginning and the older lady who throws her arms wide and screams her greeting to the dawn, (just before the shot of people throwing leaves off of a bridge) and the man with the gold flag are the shots that truly lift my soul.The whole video is a joyful greeting to the day.

In praise of the New Day.

We greet the new morning
Full of bright new promise
Energy slow release
A brand new day.

Time stands frozen and still
A city wakes, eyes wide
Roads are filled, rivers plied
Worship the sun

Collars turned to the cold
Hats and gloves combat chills
Birds fill the air with trills
Covered in frost.

Another chance to breathe
God give us a new day
And a push on our way
Praise be, thank you.

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dan Antion
    Feb 08, 2022 @ 10:35:52

    This is beautiful, Willow. I used to wake our daughter with the expression, β€œit’s a brand new day.” Not that it was always well received.


  2. Jemima Pett
    Feb 08, 2022 @ 10:50:14

    That’s lovely πŸ™‚


  3. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Feb 08, 2022 @ 11:28:36

    Willow, Glad to see your sunshine and poetry. This is lovely. ❀️


  4. harmonykentonline
    Feb 08, 2022 @ 13:46:22

    I’m soooo not a morning person! But your poem almost makes me want to be, lols. A lovely piece, Willow πŸ’•πŸ™‚


  5. Ritu
    Feb 08, 2022 @ 15:51:20

    This is beautiful!


  6. robertawrites235681907
    Feb 08, 2022 @ 16:08:45

    An excellent poem, Willow.


  7. WildChild47
    Feb 09, 2022 @ 00:04:32

    Your sense of wonder, awe, gratitude really shines in your poem Willow. It’s like a prayer in itself – a gentle psalm, gift back … to the divine and the world, upon wakening. Great translation of your feelings and energy here. πŸ™‚


    • willowdot21
      Feb 09, 2022 @ 06:55:52

      Thank you so much for seeing all that in my poem , that is exactly what I was hoping to display here. The joy of a new day. I admit I do not always feel like that but each day is what we make it πŸ’œ


  8. yvettemcalleiro
    Feb 10, 2022 @ 01:19:12

    The devotion in your poem is beautiful, Willow. Loved it! πŸ™‚


  9. Eugenia
    Feb 10, 2022 @ 22:29:54

    How delightful, Willow! I’m glad to see you writing again. Are you feeling better?


  10. D.L. Finn, Author
    Feb 11, 2022 @ 05:04:45

    Beautiful words to greet the day, Willow!


  11. indishe
    Feb 13, 2022 @ 10:08:18

    Positive notes of inspiration!
    That ‘s what we need to get on each day of our life.


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