All through the night, I hear rain.
Deep in moonlight, I hear rain.
At the lighthouse where birds nest
albatross in flight, I hear rain.
Chickens crow a dull refrain.
Cocks start to fight, I hear rain.
They flap feathers up and down
reaching a new height, I hear rain.
How can their war make you smile?
Do you delight I hear rain?
I ask for peace, hatred makes us blind.
We've lost our sight, I hear rain.
I search for joy in a flood of tears.
I wake to write. I hear rain.
I'm trying to write a ghazal today. I think I've followed the rules, but I'm not positive. You can find out more about ghazels here. The ghazel, written in couplets, uses a single rhyme,( I've used the "ight" family) followed by a refrain. In this form the poet tries to hide his name in the last couplet. With my name it is fairly easy. Rumi wrote in this form. One of the best modern poets to write ghazels was Agha Shahid Ali.
Do you ever try to stretch with your poetry? Your challenge for today is to try a new form or topic for writing your poem. This may take a bit of research, but I know you can do it. Have fun.
To write is to grow. I never know what I'm going to write until I've done it.
Thanks, Donna, for hosting all of us. You can find more poetry posts at Mainely Write.