Gold – the Ghazal Series
This first ghazal was written in 2001, the revision 2011, with recent changes. Yes, constructive criticism or preferences are welcome.
Gold – #1
Sadly sweetly surrenders autumn’s gold
to winds that wildly sunder lovely leaves of gold.
Warm and cold the days change like the wind
But no one now wanders in search of gold.
In summer, the sun set in fiery roseate blossoms
now chill descends to plunder the pleasure of gold.
Always I see my skin as a special golden shade
often my body falls under the sway of gold.
When Skywalker finally masters the ghazal’s grace
her hard-wrought words of wonder will be worthy of gold.
Autumn’s richness explodes in full wonder, red and gold
glisten until cool winds rip asunder leaves of gold.
Centuries of lives wasted and forever destroyed
in the relentless quest to plunder treasures of gold.
A woman’s heart warms with the hope of eternal love
with her finger graced in wonder by a ring of gold.
Dance in the bounty of Lakshmi, consort of Vishnu
all wishes are granted under her body of gold.
Skywalker seeks to bestow beauty, grace, compassion
these invisible bounties sunder glittering gold.