Okay, everyone, it’s time for our second WD Poetic Form Challenge. This time around, I’m seeking a ghazal (click here to learn more about this form). As with the previous challenge, the winning poet will be featured in the Poetic Asides column in a future issue of Writer’s Digest, including at least an excerpt of the poem (depending on space concerns).
The ghazal is a form that “probably originated in Arabia in the seventh century” (from The Poetry Dictionary, by John Drury). This poem is basically comprised of couplets and a short refrain at the end of the second line. But if you’re not already familiar with the form, I suggest you check out the link above.
The deadline for this ghazal challenge is June 9, 2010. So y’all have four weeks to come up with some great poems.
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