Poetic Form: The Ghazal

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

If you all have been following me for a while you may have already tried your hand at this form but for those that are new We’re trying out ghazals today. A traditional Ghazal consists of five to fifteen couplets. A refrain (a repeated word or phrase) appears at the end of both lines of the first couplet and at the end of the second line in each succeeding couplet. So that will look something like 1R,1R/A,1R/B,1R/C,1R/D,1R as the ending for each line it will continue for as many stanzas as you want till the fifteenth. It’s recommended that the lines should be about the same length but there’s no exact rule to this part so don’t stress about syllables or anything. I’m pretty sure that rule is just for the aesthetic of the poem. Okay BTs, pick out one of your obsession subjects and have some fun with this form.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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