Having hosted a dVerse prompt recently on the ghazal form I have spent some more time studying it and decided to pen another for myself. There may be a series of these as it is a form that speaks to me.
Here i make use of both the refrain (RADIF), this lone pillow, and a rhyme scheme ( QAFIYA) face, place, space etc as well as my signature in the final couplet.
I have employed a classic theme which could be interpreted as being about the memory or perhaps dream of a lover or as metaphor to describe the longing for the divine.
I hope you enjoy.
Fragrant dawn shimmers across my waking face, this lone pillow
whispers of love calling silently in your place, this lone pillow
shadow memories play t(w)o as one, merging into the light
sound and scent of you, echo silent space, this lone pillow
falling snow sang softly of your footsteps, but not this day
chasm opens and tilts my heart to face, this lone pillow
passion burned eyes all soulful and knowing, now but an ember
such is this longing veil i must embrace, this lone pillow
how can this emptiness be so filled with you, my beloved
this scribbler knows that you exist, wrapped in his tender heart