In the depths of the night

Another ghazal for the Daily Post prompt: reach.

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What lies beyond darkness where there’s no more light,

And black is the sky in the depths of the night?

 

Can I reach the moon, catch the stars in my hand,

Though they shine so high in the depths of the night?

 

I’d give stars to you, love, to shine in your eyes,

To hear your soft sigh in the depths of the night.

 

Together we’d soar on the back of a dream,

On Pegasus fly, in the depths of the night.

 

My lips placed on yours, love, your questions to quell,

You must not ask why, in the depths of the night.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

9 thoughts on “In the depths of the night”

    1. It’s a form that doesn’t require any meter, but I bet in the original (Urdu, I’ve been told) it does have a meter that you can probably perform aloud. It sounds better to me anyway if it flows.

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