nestled ~ haiku

nestled in today
an infinite universe
awaits a maybe

Mindfills for Colleen Cheesebro’s Tanka Tuesdays – photo of your day + poem, Cee’s FOTD

My cousin and I went in search of this ebony tree – Diospyros Malabaricathe only one in the city and we found it.

Teal ~ a Fibonacci Sapta

tessellate into twenty-one
trapeziums on sacred temple floor

Mindfills for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge – To invent a new poetry form –  Fibonacci Sapta ~ a syllabic poetry form with syllables 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 ~ corresponding to the first seven numbers in the Fibonacci series. The poem must mention, or refer to, a pattern or a series.

Interestingly, the Fibonacci numbers were first described in Indian mathematics, as early as 200 BC in work by Pingala on enumerating possible patterns of Sanskrit poetry formed from syllables of two lengths. They are named after the Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, later known as Fibonacci, who introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics in his 1202 book Liber Abaci. More on Pingala here

The narcissist ~ an abhanga

This is the only truth
in My opinion
All are in unison
for 'All' is Me

Mindfills for Eugi’s weekly prompt – unison, FOWC – opinion, Colleen Cheesebro’s Tanka Tuesdays – poetry form ~ abhanga

Abhanga, “the completion” is a stanzaic form commonly used for devotional poetic composition although it has also been used for cynicism, satire and reflective moods. It was popular from the 13th thru 17th centuries Marathi Region of India and is described as complex and classic. Abhanga is written in any number of 4-line stanzas with 6-6-6-4 syllables each. L2 and L3 rhyme. The end rhyme scheme is abbc. It is customary to title your poetry.

An abhanga i wrote earlier


worshipping winds whisper
fragrance of your being
soul’s symphony stirring
my devotion