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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?

Micropoetry Month


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

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