Inner Light

Heart of the Matter

Inner Light 

With these few words, I must impart
The warmth that’s held within this heart

The darkness that had taken root
And made its home within this heart

Would suffocate and take all life
That once had been within this heart

But then you came and with your light
Did shine true love within this heart

Fueled by the warmth there in your heart
I hold you close within this heart

Most willingly I keep that love
Now in my ken, within this heart

In Carpe Diem Universal Jane #12 mountain view we are prompted to write a ghazal.  This is my second.  The first was in response to a prompt from Jane Dougherty, in April 2016.
Ghazal ~ five or more couplets, lines the same length, meter not required
~ first couplet same end words; 1 to 3 words in 2nd lines repeated; rhyme – aA bA cA dA eA
~ (optional) internal rhyme in second lines, preceding repeated rhyme
~ possible naming or reference to author in last couplet
~ traditionally invoking melancholy, love, longing, and metaphysical questions, ghazals are often sung by Iranian, Indian, and Pakistani musicians
Image source: ESO (European Southern Observatory) – Messier 17

*A review of this poem shows that is not a true ghazal, due to an error in the first couplet. It has been revised in a post on April 13, 2017.

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25 thoughts on “Inner Light

  1. Lovely, Ken. It’s a difficult form, and you did it well.
    It’s funny that I was just thinking about ghazal the other day. (I think I was looking up something and found the one I did for Jane.)
    Also–I told a friend today about how you kayak and video it and write poems about it. She was telling me about kayaking in the Chesapeake. So if your ears were burning. . . 🙂

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  2. Pingback: Ghazals Revised | rivrvlogr

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