I wanted to do a contemporary ghazal, but I was having a lot of trouble with it. Couplets, rhythm, and associational words seem to be the “rules”.
The Oracle helped me organize some zephyrous thoughts. I also used Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above, as inspiration.
Let secrets dance with air
surrounded by tree breath
Must time summon angels
to remember sacred clouds?
Embrace each flying star
lingering on dazzled breezes
Listen for the magic voices
that haunt the windows in the sky
Open all your portals–
wake up every forgotten ghost
dVerse is featuring the ghazal form this month. You can read lots of them here.
Also linked to Open Link Night.