Shamseddin Hafez, a contemporary of Chaucer, is still considered the greatest poet of Iran, and even taxi drivers sing his ghazals.
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Cat poetry has been around for a long time. And why not? Cats are just so intriguing!
Ghazal poetry was traditionally a sung form, invoking other traditional symbols like the gazelle. Invoke an old song image for your own?
Seth Haines tries his hand at penning a ghazal, a form of poetry that’s new to him, and finds himself sinking into its rhythms.
Have you tried your hand yet? Our new poetry infographic shows you how to write a ghazal, complete with a smiling gazelle.
Ghazal poetry sometimes asks the big questions. Who am I? Why am I here? And, for that matter, why are you?
Ghazal poetry is poetry of longing. Check out these easy instructions for How to Write a Ghazal. And smile at “Hip-Hop Ghazal, ” by Patricia Smith.
Moving video poem: “Mortal Ghazal, ” by Luisa A. Igloria