Solitude – An ABC Poem (G) & Friday Fictioneers

An ache that lives behind my eyes,

Eyes that once gazed up at skies;

Admired stars, hid from the sun,

And squinted every time I smiled. 

Now red, with lids full of lead,

As each morning they try to rise. 

Another day with little sleep,

For rest, respite, my brain does cry. 

The tic tac of my keyboards keys, 

The ringing phone, the sounds of life;

One plan, then two, three even four,

Then when you’re done, one more, surprise! 

One day I will, don’t scoff, I will!

I’ll stay at home away from strife.

Forget cooking, I’ll order in,

Crack open a bottle of wine,

Lock the door and turn off my phone. 

Solitude, the ultimate prize! 

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My Alphabetical Poetry – Letter G

For more poetry forms starting with the letter G, click HERE.

Ghazal

Definition

A poetic form consisting of couplets which share a rhyme and a refrain.

(pronounced as “ghuzzle”)


Ghazal is a Persian/Arabic /Urdu/Hindi and now English form of poetry between 5-15 rhyming couplets with or without refrain. (The refrain is the repeating part at the end of each couplet). Ghazal usually have one concept (like love, death, spring …) and that is usually ambiguous in nature, because each couplet is an independent poem in itself. Each couplet in ghazal has the same meter/ syllables that will follow throughout the poem. There are 19 different kinds of ghazals that can be categorized in three classes of short, medium, and long based on the number of syllables from 6 to 24. In ghazal, the poet usually places his/her alias in the last line and becomes a part of the poem. The rhyming in Ghazal ends like aA bA cA dA eA etc. If you choose to add refrain to your poem, the refrain comes after the rhyming in each couplet. In Ghazal, the first couplet must have the rhyming and the refrain in both halves of the couplet in subsequent couplets, only the second half of the couplet will follow the same scheme of rhyming.

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