Jennifer Knoblock left the link to this post with the operating instructions on how to write a ghazal. I think I’ve got it right. It’s a tricky form, was for me, anyway, so thanks Jennifer for inspiring me to try it.
We watch the night together ’neath the moon
You tell me, love will grow cold, all too soon.
I give you a rose, token of my love,
But its petals fall, behold! All too soon.
You hold a sunbeam high for me to see,
But dusk-tarnished is its gold, all too soon.
I string a rainbow ’tween my loving hands,
Colours fade that were so bold, all too soon.
Dawn breaks, stars fade, moon sinks, and you are gone,
Our story done and told, all too soon.