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Perhaps

Fern growing on lava rock.  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Fern growing on lava rock. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

What wasn’t mine can be mine perhaps
Time can turn grapes into wine perhaps.

Where do they dole out epiphanies?
Tell me, I’d stand in line perhaps.

Having drifted at the turn of events,
Couldn’t we rewind and realign perhaps?

Truthiness flies at the speed of twitter
While truth reclines and lays supine, perhaps.

Give it one more chance, one more try
Mistakes happen, that, you must divine perhaps!

Still afraid though the act is sanctioned?
Rendezvous in a manner that’s clandestine perhaps.

Don’t fret so much, don’t judge harshly,
If it seems real, than let ’Mirage’ opine perhaps.


Notes:
Continuing with the ghazal form in English. A friend, a poet, had suggested that in English, having the refrain (radiff) as the first word of the line and the rhyme (qafiiyah) ending the line, seems to work better. Initially, I tried couple of couplets this way.  Here is how the whole ghazal reads.  But, I ended up liking the rhythm and the sound of the traditional format better.

Perhaps what wasn’t mine can be mine
Perhaps time can turn grapes into wine

Where do they dole out epiphanies?
Perhaps, if you’d tell me, I’d stand in line.

Having drifted at the turn of events,
Perhaps we can rewind and realign.

Truthiness flies at the speed of twitter, while
Perhaps, truth reclines and lays supine.

Give it one more chance, one more try
Perhaps, mistakes happen, that you divine.

Still afraid though the act is sanctioned?
Perhaps, rendezvous in a manner that’s clandestine.

Don’t fret so much, don’t judge harshly,
Perhaps, if it seems real, than let ‘Mirage’ opine.

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