Thursday, March 02, 2006

"Each invention of time"             [ghazal]


I am here   to interrogate you   for a little while
while the hour   of the morning is new   for a little while

the day's work   has already begun   in the world around
yet I seek   an unhurried review   for a little while

why did you   such a canvas unfurl   in your studio?
why these hues   green & orange & blue   for a little while?

every bird   was aware of your song   in the morning light
every blade   was arraying your dew   for a little while

very slight   each invention of time   in the endless book
very small   is the tea one can brew   for a little while

music sought   to describe your delight   or your moodiness
nature strove   to display what you knew   for a little while

Raphael   what cuisine you prefer   has yet to discern
he but boils   like potatoes in stew   for a little while

[ghazal with beher]

2 Comments:

Blogger V Murthy said...

I have still not grasped the exact place where there ought to be a beat or where I should sniff the rythmn! Please help!

Thu Mar 02, 03:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger david raphael israel said...

Professor,

am emailing you with reply.

cheers,
d.i.

Thu Mar 02, 04:07:00 AM PST  

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