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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ghazal Number One

Today, a ghazal.  I take the hints from, and decide to go for five or more autonomous couplets, the first and last containing my 'signature' (what is this??)and have end-rhyming lines, every verse echoing the rhyme at the end of the second line only.

Ghazal Number One
by Shirley Smith Franklin

I take, oh love, your shadow,
unbidden, know your echo.

Today, there's frost on the field,
and blackbird's forlorn echo.

Introspective, Finnish folk
chant tales of nature's echoes.

At the corner of our street,
loud children's voices echo.

Should Shirley take your advice,
would memories still echo?

1 comment:

  1. I tried this and it was a no-go...yours is AWESOME!!!