Today at the pub, Gay has enlisted the wonderful services of John Alwyine-Mosley (aka @bookdreamer) John has presented us a wonderful introduction to the form of Ghazal, and I’m going to take a stab at it. Anyone who has been following my blog for any amount of time, has seen me struggle with these form challenges, and I hold myself out as an example…for better or for worse, you have to try! It is with a huge thank you to dVersePoets for hosting FormForAll, and to those brave enough to try, I humbly bow! Let’s get this poetry show on…
The Open Road
Where do lonely hearts meet? Upon the open road?
Down lost country lanes, upon this open road.
Where do lost lovers search, their futures yet foretold?
Upon the unforgiving asphalt, upon this open road.
What do broken hearts find when they have no hand to hold?
All but the sweetest misery upon this open road.
What burdens love’s breaking shoulders with such a heavy load?
It is the weight of bleeding hearts upon this open road.
Like the gambler’s keen sense of knowing when the hand has got to fold
There’s no map to give direction upon this open road.
Pure true love keeps on searching down forgotten highways bold
Risking hearts to darkness upon this open road.
A memory to lovers gone, their bleeding beauty does behold
The hope of wanting stranger found upon this open road.
Soon found amongst the pavement cracked the most lyrical of odes
The song of two hearts becoming one upon this open road.
And that is my attempt at the form of Ghazal. Hmm…let’s see what you got? Bring your link over to dVerse, get a feel for the form and let us have a read!