ISSUE 61
THE TIME CHALLENGE

INTRODUCTION and A NOTE FROM OUR STAFF

September, 2016,

Welcome to issue 61 of the Ghazal Page!  The theme of this issue is “Time”, and no, you didn't miss a challenge announcement.  This issue's theme was selected on the basis of poems previously submitted.  This may happen again in the future.

The next challenge issue is “Places”, issue 63, scheduled for November 2016.  We have already received more than enough submissions for this issue, but all ghazals received before October 15 will be considered.  If your submission for issue 63 is not published therein, it may still be published in a different issue unless you tell us otherwise.  This also may happen again in the future.

Issue 61 contains 21 fine ghazals by 20 poets, including translations of two of Hafiz' classics by Mario Petrucci, expressing widely varied aspects of “Time”.  Read, write, and enjoy!

The Ghazal Page Staff

POEMS

Michele Waering
You Cannot Go Back

Elizabeth Schaulat
Ghazal of the Dust Bowl

Shabeeh Haider
Ghazal One

Robert Ronnow
This Summer, As Ever

Richard Krawiec
#2

Shabir Ahmad
Ghazal (one last time)

Susan Kelly-DeWitt
The Day Of Your Death Ghazal

Maaz Bin Bilal
Feverish in Dehli in 2010 - A Ghazal

Meredith Nnoka
Chain-Gang Ghazal

Mario Petrucci
Hafez 225
Hafez 192

Alex McKeown
Of Your Memory

George Franklin
Ghazal of the Life Not Lived

Stephen Thomas Roberts
Ghazal

Alleliah Nuguid
On Visiting the Philippines Newly Born

Thomas Heffernan
Adam's Eve

William Dennis
I Think, I Don't Believe

James Scannell McCormick
Mercy Ghazal

Carl Shuck
Time

Jimmy Pappas
Saigon Hands

Ellen Pickus
Earth Ghazal