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English Ghazal

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English Ghazals

I have tried for the first time to write ghazals in English. A few months ago I had composed three ghazals in hindi, which have become one of the best creations of mine and very close to my heart.

I have shared them the form of a video in the link provided here with the translation for the same. I have tried to provide some basic information of Ghazals with two examples of English Ghazals by famous poets.

Hope you will love them too.

English Ghazals

Love Lets You Feel More

Love lets you feel more

Every sense toils more;


The eyes see far more

Ears hear unsaid more;


Whether touched or not

The skin feels much more;


Wind blows the same way

But shivers the heart more;


Rain remains the same

Drenches the desires more;


The life is not changed

Love in life is more;


Anupam loves love

And longs to have more.


Anupam Mishra

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Reality of Life

I know nothing about the truth or reality

What I learnt is a veil of reality;


Since I got senses, it has been told to me,

To strive to live is the only reality;


Whether you are imprisoned by dreams or free,

You'll always have to face the life's reality;


There might be difficult hurdles in life's journey,

But everything is just a fake reality;


We can never get the overall clarity,

Unless we realize the mirages' reality;


We have lost and gained the credibility,

In the quest of our transient life's reality.


Anupam has to find her identity

Drowned in the unknown world of fake reality.


Anupam Mishra

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© 2020 Anupam Mitu

Comments

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 28, 2020:

Right. And I am glad we're learning real smart.

Anupam Mitu (author) from MUMBAI on June 28, 2020:

Lots of love dear. We all learn from each other. :-)

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 26, 2020:

So do I.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on June 26, 2020:

I've never heard of the word Ghazal before, but it's really interesting to know. Thankyou.

Anupam Mitu (author) from MUMBAI on June 23, 2020:

Marlene, I am really surprised to know this, as for me listening to Ghazals I found the love in poetry.

Ghazal is a sort of ballad or ode, but it has as definite rhyme and meter.

I don't know much about English Ghazals, but please listen to the ghazals sung by Jagjit Singh. You won't understand hindi, but still you can feel the emotions of the ghazals. Please listen to the youtube video I have shared.

Love

Marlene Bertrand from USA on June 23, 2020:

I have never heard of the Ghazal form of poetry until now. I enjoy how each "stanza" leads the reader to the next. It is very fun to read.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 22, 2020:

Anupam, what does the word ghazal mean? Poem or song? Thans.

Anupam Mitu (author) from MUMBAI on June 22, 2020:

Thank you so much Eric for your comment.

If you get time, please listen to Jagjit Singh's Ghazal. I am great fan of his songs, and somehow I am inclined to poetry just because of him.

I know language will be a hindrance, but that won't stop you from loving his amazing voice.

God bless you.

Anupam Mitu (author) from MUMBAI on June 22, 2020:

I agree with you in what you said Hari, but it can be because we love the beuty of Hindi or Urdu. I read a few English Ghazals of Aagha Shahid Ali and I had to change my mind a bit. He has written so well in English as well that I could feel every word.

The 'tonight' poem that I have used in the video that I've shared is so thrilling I can't express. Also the one in which the refrain "What happened to them' was amazing.

Thank you again

Anupam Mitu (author) from MUMBAI on June 22, 2020:

Thank you so much Flourish!

Please watch the video that I have shared. And listen to Jagjit Singh.

"Aapko dekhkar dekhta reh gaya, kya kahun aur kehne ko kya reh gaya" (means: When I saw you, I kept on looking at you and nothing was left to be said)

Please search it on Google, I bet you will love it as just now I saw your interest in music in a few of your articles. Couldn't read them now so didn't comment over there.

FlourishAnyway from USA on June 22, 2020:

I’ve never heard of the term ghazal so thanks for these examples.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on June 22, 2020:

Ghazal is one of the most beautiful form of poetry, every phrase makes one anticipate the next one. Though English has its own charm but ghazal form is tough to achieve in any other languages but Urdu and hindi. Urdu/hindi words are so lyrical and charming that's it's feels somehow incomplete if written in other languages. It's our countries most amazing art. Anupam I liked the poems you have written. I loved the poems on life lessons you have attempted.

Anupam Mitu (author) from MUMBAI on June 22, 2020:

Thank you so much Eric for your comment.

If you get time, please listen to Jagjit Singh's Ghazal. I am great fan of his songs, and somehow I am inclined to poetry just because of him.

I know language will be a hindrance, but that won't stop you from loving his amazing voice.

God bless you.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 22, 2020:

This is well said; "I know nothing about the truth or reality

What I learnt is a veil of reality"

I think I get the Ghazal. I am thinking we call them "folk songs" here. But not quite as structured. Hey, thanks.