A later post than usual; today my son turned 5 years old, so birthday cake, balloons and presents stopped Napowrimo play. Normal service will resume soon.
It’s Day 13 and the challenging prompt for today was:
The ghazal. The form was originally developed in Arabic and Persian poetry, but has become increasingly used in English, after being popularized by poets including Agha Shahid Ali. A ghazal is formed of couplets, each of which is its own complete statement. Both lined of the first couplet end with the same phrase or end-word, and that end-word is also repeated at the end of each couplet. If you’re really feeling inspired, you can also attempt to incorporate internal rhymes and a reference to your own name in the final couplet.
Have you seen my socks?
“Have you seen my socks?
They are not here. I need some clean socks”
“What kind of socks are you looking for;
Sports socks, work socks, “going out” socks?”
“The black ones!”
“Is that black sports socks, black work socks or black “going out” socks?”
“Damn it woman, I’m going to be late!
The Black work socks! I need the black work socks!”
“And did you put those lost black work socks in the wash?
Or are they the dirty, black, thrown-on-the-bathroom-floor socks?”
“I put them in the wash basket!
The ones on the bathroom floor are sports socks.”
“Here they are, in front of your nose;
the lost black work socks that Nic had to wash and put-in-your-drawer socks.”