Friday, October 17, 2008

The Sonnet and Al Ghazal

As I have mentioned many times one of my favorite forms is the ghazal. I work hard to really express myself through this form and I will be honest and state that I am just a novice in this form. Ironically one of the forms that I actually 'hate' is the sonnet. Maybe because it was the primary form (besides haiku) that was drilled into us in school.

Imagine my suprise when I found out that the Ghazal is probably the progenitor of the Sonnet.

Senor Sonnet Son of of Al Ghazal pt I

The Sonnet, The Ghazal, and the Oral Tradition

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