Today, Rajani wants us to try the Ghazal, a lyrical, challenging and utterly beautiful when it comes out right. The repeating end word and rhyming word of each couplet define the cadence of the ghazal and direct its mood. (The rhyming word appears twice in the first couplet) Originally an Arabic verse form dealing with loss and romantic love, medieval Persian poets embraced the ghazal, eventually making it their own. Consisting of syntactically and grammatically complete couplets, the form also has an intricate rhyme scheme. Well, it is a challenge right?
how serene you are this morning
your talc permeates my morning
your laughter-dimpled cheeks deflate
its contents to darken my dream morning
but I drink in your song
bidding me good night in the morning
how serene you look this morning of death
your pain my sorrow morning
my baby, my love, sing me your song of release
andante, andante, to wake up my morning
(Well, I tried. 🙂 )© Celestine Nudanu 22/11/17
Links for Haiku Rhapsodies:
andante, andante… tugs at heartstrings!! Lovely Celestine..thanks for sharing with Micropoetry Month!!!!
Rajani, thank you. 🙂
Sumana Roy said:
so beautiful and so heartbreaking…
Oh yes you did try and you succeeded!! Well done, Celestine! 👏🏼☺️
Amy, thanks. 🙂
“but I drink in your song
bidding me good night in the morning”
This couplet, i like best
Thank you Gillena.
Khaya Ronkainen said:
…and this is excellent. A piece both heartbreaking and comforting.
Khaya, thanks. 🙂
elaine patricia said:
And you did it beautifully.
Many thanks. 🙂
Eric Alagan said:
This is beautifully accomplished 🙂
Eric, I thank you. 🙂
It is a unique form… I may have tried it once.
Is that so? I find it quite a challenge. A nice challenge though. 🙂