Ghazal Day 13 Late

Springtime celebrates new life – happy birthday
The Earth grows green again. happy birthday!

April 12th Drop Everything and Read
It’s Beverly Cleary’s happy birthday!

April 22nd go plant a tree
New life sprouts up to wish happy birthday!

Everything starts to bloom in the spring
And birds begin to sing, happy birthday!

Easter Sunday we celebrate rebirth
Sins are forgiven a real happy birthday!

NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 13 – Today’s is an oldie-but-a-goody: the ghazal. The form was originally developed in Arabic and Persian poetry, but has become increasingly used in English, after being popularized by poets including Agha Shahid Ali. A ghazal is formed of couplets, each of which is its own complete statement. Both lined of the first couplet end with the same phrae or end-word, and that end-word is also repeated at the end of each couplet. If you’re really feeling inspired, you can also attempt to incorporate internal rhymes and a reference to your own name in the final couplet.

Welcome to the day 13 prompt for NaPoWriMo. I’m not completely satisfied with this attempt, but at least I can say I gave it a try. When I sat down to think about the prompt, the first thing I thought was oh, I missed Beverly Cleary’s birthday yesterday. And I got stuck on birthdays. Then I continued watching Th1rteen R3asons Why. I left off on the poetry episode. I think the world was trying to tell me something.


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