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INTRODUCTION and A NOTE FROM OUR STAFF

August 29, 2017,

Welcome to issue 72 of the Ghazal Page, with 19 remarkable poems by 9 outstanding poets–a majority of them new to the Ghazal Page.  Next will be the "Wind" issue (73), already very nearly full. 

After issue 74, the next themed issue–"Fire"–should be out in November, with submissions received before the end of October receiving preference.  Be it a funeral pyre, the withering flame of a desert sun, or the fury of a scorned woman, we hope this one sparks your imagination!

Read, write, and enjoy!

The Ghazal Page Staff

POEMS

George Franklin
Ghazal for a Dead Poet
Over Coffee
Tamerlane
Even for Bodies Asleep

Esther Murer
Speculative ghazal
Ghazal about nothing


Alfred Booth
ghazal in need of a timeless title
ghazal for an emptiness
ghazal for loves in a black hole
ghazal for all the little notes we keep


Alison Traweek
Memory


Thomas Locicero
I Cry


Sofiul Azam
Today


Mushtaque Barq
The Kingdom of Heart


Andrés Castro
Ghazal Me


Antonia Clark
For Art
Potions
My County 'Tis of Thee
Cardiology