Workshop > Photo-Ghazal
Apr 12

Photo-Ghazal

In the last prompt, we talked about the ghazal form. Ghazal: Written in couplets, a minimum of five and no more than 15, that are autonomous. The first two lines end in the same word and in all the couplets after that, the second line of each also ends in that word. The lines of each couplet should be roughly the same length. Traditionally, the last line somehow incorporates your name, but that is optional. (Examples: poets.org.)
Now try to write a ghazal inspired by a photo. I've included five of my photos to help get you started. Does one spark your writing? If not, find your own photo, and if it’s online, cite your source when posting it along with your writing. Due May 10

- Alexandra Contreras-Montesano
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