ISSUE 71

INTRODUCTION and A NOTE FROM OUR STAFF

July 17, 2017,

Welcome to the "Childhood" challenge issue, with sixteen fascinating ghazals by ten fine poets.  The subject of the September challenge issue (73) will be "Wind"; the next (issue 75) will be "Fire".  Send us your tempests, your gentle breezes, your whirlwinds, your burning desires, your searing pain - fan the flames!

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL POETS:  It appears that Earthlink is blocking emails from the Ghazal Page, and Yahoo has failed in at least one case to send email to us.  If you submitted any ghazals between late May and mid July from a Yahoo email address, we have not received them.  If you submitted any ghazals using an earthlink address (or possibly an aol address), you may not have received any reply we sent.

Read, write, and enjoy!

The Ghazal Page Staff

POEMS

Michele Waering
Like a Child
The Land of Green Ginger

Alison Stone
Childhood
Shadow
Florida


David Subacchi
Days of Grey
Taller


Thomas Locicero
Childhood Ghazal


Ralph Long
Childhood Religion


Helen Perry
Ghazal IX - Childhood


David Jalajel
qasida #34
qasida #39


Judith Skillman
The Spoils of Childhood
Supple


Linda Umans
Ghazal for My Brooklyn Childhood


Upasana Sharma
Indistictly yours