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Poem: "Inifinitesimal Divinities" - The Wordsmith's Forge — LiveJournal
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Poem: "Inifinitesimal Divinities"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 7th, 2013 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

>> I don't really know that form, I'll maybe look into it. <<

I put a link in that poem so people can read about the form. I've written a fair number of these; if you google "indriso Wordsmith's Forge" you can find the published ones.

>> Are you familiar with (English-language) ghazals? <<

Yes, and the original Middle Eastern roots. I love ethnic forms. This is one where it's really hard to get the same impact in English, though. I tend to go with khazal instead -- a closely related form borrowed from my main fantasy world. Here's an example, "Piraan." Here's a mention of ghazal and khazal forms, along with a discussion of other ethnic poetry.

>> (Maybe that should be my prompt next time.) <<

Sure, go for it. You can always request a favorite poetic form. If you call for ghazal, I'll match the form as best I can. I've written Welsh forms in English, and those are harder.
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