Ghazal (pronounced “guzzle”), Persian poetic form with five or more rhyming couplets with a repetative refrain, in a form of AA BA CA DA EA etc … [more] [summary] [infopage] [wikipedia] [AAP article] [journal]

The Ghazal in the Modern Age

Goethe brought the ghazal to popularity in 19th century Germany, and the form has seen resurgence today. “Ghazal of the Bright Body” by Sarah Sloat (West Branch 2006) is an excellent example of a contemporary English ghazal.

First published on February 27th, 2009 at 12:54 pm (EST) and last modified on February 27th, 2009 at 12:55 pm (EST).