by Dr M C Gupta
My ghazals, new and old [ deleted as independent items]. A few are bilingual.
|HIT THE BALL
[An appeal to the reader to adopt a positive, bold, active approach to life]
Why avoid the test at all?
Why not respond to its call?
Better jump and break a bone,
Than be afraid of a fall.
Why escape the clutch of death?
It is sure to take its toll.
True love asks nothing in turn,
Like a girl who loves her doll.
Khalish you will lose the game
If you do not hit the ball.
â€¢ Written in 7-7 format as a ghazal without refrain. For a detailed note on ghazal, please see "WHAT IS A GHAZAL AND HOW TO WRITE IT?" .
* The word Khalish included in the last couplet is the pen name of the poet. Such inclusion is a common practice in classical ghazal writing. Khalish is an Urdu word meaning ache or pain.
M C Gupta â€˜Khalishâ€™
Created: 5 July 2003 as item 715152
Deleted: 29 March 2005 as independent item