Ghazal poetry sometimes asks the big questions. Who am I? Why am I here? And, for that matter, why are you?
Though ghazal poetry can be quite poignant, it can also contain a humorous twist, usually in the last stanza. Why not make your whole poem do the twist, and ask a “big question” throughout, about an unusual subject. You could take either a poignant or a humorous approach. (Need a reminder for how to write a ghazal? Go here.)
Thanks to our participants in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s a ghazal we enjoyed from Donna Falcone…
I Should Have Raised Chickens!
Mom used to say I SHOULD HAVE RAISED CHICKENS!
At least you will get EGGS if you’ve raised chickens!
…and you can be a star at the county fair
with first place, blue ribbon, highly praised chickens!
Have you ever seen a farmer losing sleep at night
waiting up for a new driver, teen crazed chicken?
…or sobbing deep rivers of guilty mother’s tears
After cooking and enjoying a delicious braised chicken?
Yeah, my mother said there’d be days like this!
(Last night I dreamed of chocolate glazed chicken!)
Photo by Koshyk, Creative Commons, via Flickr.
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