The challenge for Day 13 was to write a ghazal. A ghazal A ghazal is formed of couplets, each of which is its own complete statement. Both lined of the first couplet end with the same phrase or end-word, and that end-word is also repeated at the end of each couplet.
Ghazal: Kona Coast
Under leafy rain frogs shrilled til dawn.
Sky lightened as it does each dawn.
Last night a gecko raced green fluorescence
across the wall. Now he’s gone. Dawn.
Behind this room opened to air, trees sway
with bird song. Two roosters crow, Dawn.
At home, trains whistle, planes take off,
scrape of metal shaking sleep before dawn.
Palm trees, ginger, ferns, banana leaves
all rustle the story of far-away dawn.
Tropic damp soaks every surface,
even paper I try to fill with this dawn.