In your eyes, with specks of gold, swirl eternity’s beautiful stars
and I’m drowning in the impossible – forever and a day.
Touched by your lips of glittering rubies, a breeze from Eden sent,
drowning me in what is impossible – forever and a day.
Skin so soft, like purest silk, close your eyes, be safely engulfed,
overwhelmed with love’s possibilities – forever and a day.
A voice of angels, heavenly choir, that speaks without a word,
stay in silence but filled impossibly – forever and a day.
Flowing hair, black as ebony, you will capture me in your web,
fetter me with your bonds impossible – forever and a day.
If this were love, with bubbles of champagne, I’d joyfully remain
longing to know if love is possible – forever and a day.
Again, I can’t wait for the optional NaPoWriMo 2015 prompt (sometimes being on CET is a real pain), so this attempt at a ghazal, something I’ve only ever tried once before, is based on Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and their B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – Ghazal challenge. Apparently a ghazal consists of at least five but usually not more than 15 couplets, where each line is the same number of syllables. The couplets are supposed to be autonomous, but the ending of the second line should always be the same. At least that’s how I read the instructions. Hope this is kind of, sort of, a ghazal, in any case.