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Dhruv Foster

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My Rose
by Dhruv Foster
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
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Ghazal (pronounced as Guzzle or Ghuzzle) is my favourite form of poetry. Ghazal was born in Arabia, grew in Persia and matured in India and Pakistan. Ghazal is one of the most complex forms of poetry and very popular in Persian, Urdu and Hindi languages. In fact it is a form native to those languages just like a Haiku is to Japanese. If you want to understand the complexities of Ghazal, please view my article - The beauty of Ghazal

Under the cover of mist, bloomed a beautiful rose

Amidst sprinkling of dew, bloomed a beautiful rose

With dreams in its heart and wishes in its eyes

Over the gentle breeze, danced the joyful rose

Gleaming in glory under warm tender sunrays

With soulmate butterfly, played the blissful rose

Showered fountains of color and nectar of love

On each other, the butterfly and, the wonderful rose

Then one day it had to go, as destiny willed

And it took along the colors of the pitiful rose

Lost colors, lost nectar, lost love, lost hope

Dew still gleamed on petals of the tearful rose

Lost life, lost haven, lost purpose, lost will

Wilted and died Dhruv’s love, the fateful rose

- Copyright 2004, Dhruv Foster

Beauty of Ghazal

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Reviewed by Kathleen Herrick 7/4/2004
I've tried writing this form but, have not done it justice. Love your ghazal.
Reviewed by Brenda Weber 7/2/2004
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 6/29/2004
Ty for showing this exquisite form of poetry, I like!
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 6/23/2004
Wow, you gave such meaning to this write. I will have to read more about this poetic form, enjoyed this very much.
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 6/23/2004
i love ghazals.

i have a couple on my sight though they're not as traditional.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/23/2004
This is beautifully done. Thanks for the teaching. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 6/23/2004
Very insightful poem. From this poem I can see a butterfly glued on the scented petals of a sweet flower. Thanks.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 6/23/2004
Dhruv, now this is poetry! Thank you for sharing. Lisa
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/23/2004

Very meaningful and absorbing insight into the bittersweet refrain of Love Discovered and Love Lost
Poignant and Melancholy
Excellent write

Peter Paton
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/22/2004
A real gem of a write Dhruv!exquisite poem!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 6/22/2004
This is a beauty.
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