Loving Kindness–A Ghazal

O open-hearted Kindness, reigning peace
Your model of piousness brings me peace
 
Sacred sweetness emanates, giving freely
Like honey-amber richness, flowing peace
 
What path may bring you near, I do not mind
Searching, my alertness finds your peace
 
Your grace shines forth in joyful, loving glory
Mending my brokenness through your peace
 
Elevated calm permeates my soul
When bathed in happiness by your peace
 
I beseech thee, O My Beloved Loving One
Surround me in completeness to know peace
 
May it always be thus between us two
A connectedness, entwining the Rose to peace

Check out tonight’s guidance by Samuel over at dVerse Poets to learn the art of the Ghazal form at our Form-For-All:  http://dversepoets.com/2013/01/31/formforall-ghazal-sonnet/

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  1. I liked this a lot. So very caring / loving. What a wonderful connection you expressed in this poem!

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  2. Laurie Kolp

     /  January 31, 2013

    Peace a connection flowing is divine… loved this!

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  3. Your grace shines forth in joyful, loving glory
    Mending my brokenness through your peace

    nice…love that couplet…the caring for one another and bringing new life to each other….really this is a lovely ghazal…

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  4. A lovely ode to peace ~ This reads like a mantra:

    I beseech thee, O My Beloved Loving One
    Surround me in completeness to know peace

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  5. It’s amazing how the ghazal form lends itself well to pieces invoking spirituality… the “peace” refrain becoming its own mantra, emphasized with every repetition until ultimately becoming one with the poet in the final verse, a virtual, poetic nirvana.

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    • The topic of spirituality had to come through in this form for me…it was so fitting. Thank you, Samuel, for adding more knowledge to me on this form. When I had read about it before, it did not go into the depth that you did…I appreciated that. And thank you too for the lovely comment.

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  6. Nicely done!

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  7. This is beautiful! Peace, Linda (by the way, I always sign comments this way, but it seems to fit here so perfectly)

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  8. Well done…the peace and spirituality theme is a lovingly carried out here 😉

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  9. Sweet! Lovely! … peaceful. Very Buddhist. 🙂
    Thank you.

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  10. very nicely done. So many excellent couplets here, love them all. Thanks.

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  11. More a rosary than your ordinary string of beads. Lovely take on the form.

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  12. May Amida alight alright with more meta in your day! 🙂

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  13. so liked the honey-amber richness… and peace a wonderful topic

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  14. This is beautifully written. Just reading it brought a sense of peace to me.

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  15. Beautiful and spiritual!

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  16. Loved the way that peace becomes like a mantra that grows in power throughout this powerful ghazal 🙂

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    • I hadn’t realized when writing it that it mimics a mantra. But I’ve chanted many a mantra in my day and perhaps it’s coming through in my writing. Thanks for the lovely compliment…I appreciate it.

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  17. “Elevated calm permeates my soul
    When bathed in happiness by your peace”
    Lovely.

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  18. today i saw a grapevine entwining a rose. beautiful poem.

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  19. I agree that this one does become like a mantra as one goes on.

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  20. when we are in love, we want it to stay that way, but….

    prima donna cat fight

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  21. Hi Gayle, Just dropped by to see how you are doing. Better I hope and with good test results as well? Take care.

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    • Hi Renee. Yes, good test results…nothing bad showed up in those biopsies. So grateful and relieved. Had to have naps every day for a while but I’m feeling good. Thanks for checking in with me. xoxo

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  22. I see you aren’t posting as much as you used to. Time with your granddaughter, I would assume. Lovely. Enjoy! 🙂
    Many blessing, Gayle, and hope all is well with you and yours.

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  23. Lovely, lovely.

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  24. Anna

     /  January 28, 2015

    Beautiful!

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  25. Thank you, Anna!

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  26. A beautiful and serene ghazal!

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