G is for Ghazal

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A Ghazal is a poem that is made up like an odd numbered chain of couplets, where each couplet is an independent poem. It should be natural to put a comma at the end of the first line. The Ghazal has a refrain of one to three words that repeat, and an inline rhyme that preceedes the refrain. Lines 1 and 2, then every second line, has this refrain and inline rhyme, and the last couplet should refer to the authors pen-name… The rhyming scheme is AA bA cA dA eA etc.

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Without a word, we waited at the scene
On a covered moon, tonight at the scene

Farther along we heard a flute playing
The man on top of his roof at the scene

She sensed an invisible him by her side
He’s gone since he was sixteen, what a scene

The eclipse of the moon on a clear night
The couple waltzed along, romantic scene

He stood there, smiled and looked into my eyes
For Ladylee, the best thing at the scene

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: #AtoZChallenge – 4-8-2017 – Letter G , Saturday Mix – April 8, 2017, the second week of NaPoWriMo

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