DVERSE Poets’ featured form is the Ghazal.  The Ghazal is an Arabic poetry that originated in the 6th century.  To my ears, it has the rhythm of a tolling bell.  The Ghazal has its unique rhyming and metering scheme which I do not think I accomplished.  But I had to try anyway….  For  better examples of this poem, visit DVERSE’s page and get acquainted with some  wonderful poets online. 🙂

Oh, and thank you a lot for coming by and journeying with me through this Ghazal maze.


The earth resounds with voices
sighing unheard under the grave

they speak of these truths unknown
they’re wasted under the grave

Bare trees whisper to the breeze
the message rising from the grave

The flame breasted robins sing
coaxing the secret from the grave

Once the blessed morning came
the Eternal sprung from the grave

Through nature heaven revealed
Imelda, life ends not in the grave.


17 thoughts on “BEYOND THE GRAVE (My Poor Ghazal)

  1. nature has taught me many a thing….and i wonder just how many secrets the grave does hold you know…i def like the nature elements in this..and do not slight yourself…you did very well with the form…its not an easy one…

  2. lovely. it’s definitely important to listen to the whispering trees; they hold many secrets. you did a lovely job with this form.

  3. As Sam has said, this is much closer to the classical ghazal form than many poems that claim to be ghazals. Some of the classical elements are missing, but that doesn’t detract from what is a fine poem. I also enjoyed the turn from death to new life – which makes this poem one of hope and not the despair which the refrain might be expected to produce. Excellent.

  4. William Harvey who discovered the circulatory system once wrote; “I profess to learn and to teach anatomy not from books but from dissections, not from the tenets of Philosophers but from the fabric of Nature.”

    With that in mind, nature states plainly that since we are inseparable part of nature,that everything we ever were, are, and ever will be was-is-and always will be as well.

    Thanks for sharing.

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