Day 13 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – It was you!

Published 13th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 13th – The prompt was given pretty late today, evening around 19:30. Optional prompt for today is an oldie-but-a-goody: 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 phrae 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. Here are a few examples – Evie Shockley’s “where you are planted,” Ali’s “Tonight,” and Patricia Smith’s “Hip Hop Ghazal.”

It was you!

Image result for free animated images of beautiful girl

Why did the cupid introduce you,
When I had no crush on you,

The fate bought me to your direction,
When I wasn’t even searching for you,

My friend list was huge,
But there was something about you,

I am alone, with friends or in the classroom,
I blush thinking about you,

When I looked at the dark sky,
The moon reminds me of you,

When I dance in the rain,
The songs played are on you,

The cool breeze blowing towards me,
Makes me wish I am hugged by you,

All these feelings growing, I realise,
My first love and it was you!

(c) by Preethi.B


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