By Judy Garrison
During a recent 2 am bout of insomnia (was it the full moon?) I composed, in the dark, a ghazal on greed (inspired by you-know-who) to while away the sleepless minutes. I’ve tried to re-construct it here, though the original pleased me more. I learned how to write the ghazal and other arcane forms of poetry, such as the sestina and villanelle, in one of Lynn Domina’s Writers in the Mountain poetry classes held in late spring/early summer at the Andes Library. For the upcoming season’s schedule of classes (hers and others) visit: www.writersinthemountains.org.
NOTE: In a ghazal, the convention is to have the writer’s name hidden in the last verse. Can you find the “narrator’s” name hidden here.