Saturday, August 11, 2007
ghazal ("endings & beginnings")
Is this where we celebrate endings or beginnings?
from stars can you calculate endings or beginnings?
they often enjoy the fragrance of the beloved
who seldom anticipate endings or beginnings
the inception of every idea seems unexpected
those who ponder should contemplate endings & beginnings
have you barely commenced to unravel the limitless secret?
at the close you'll lay bare all the endings & beginnings
the more his mysterious blessings emerge from the deep
the more one must navigate endings & beginnings
Raphael may be game to endure all the play in your basket
for no more can he separate endings from beginnings
[written 9 August, in Shanghai -- while dining at the Tandoor]