Update 5/25/19: This has been linked to dVerse, for the form we will be working with for the next month, the ghazal.
Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix. Sarah says:
Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 23 March 2019! For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Ghazal. The topic is up to you! You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Ghazal poem? Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…
This is a new one form for me, it has tricky rules, but it is one I enjoyed using and plan on using again.
Minutes tumble, careless hours,
No glance at clock, unheard tick-tock.
Hours stumble, soon comes night;
While I darn the socks, tick-tock.
Days stretch into a week,
Check the clock, chores complete, tick-tock.
Weeks have gone, now a month;
Short days, winter knocks, tick-tock.
Blizzards come, blizzards go;
Depression blocked, tick-tock.
Years come, years go;
Take stock, sign my will, tick-tock.
Sitting peaceful in the sun,
in a chair that rocks, tick-tock.
Time approaches for the trip;
Hug flock, say goodbye, tick-tock.
Climb heaven’s stairs
Jade Li transcends the rock, tick-tock.