As I have mentioned many times one of my favorite forms is the ghazal. I work hard to really express myself through this form and I will be honest and state that I am just a novice in this form. Ironically one of the forms that I actually 'hate' is the sonnet. Maybe because it was the primary form (besides haiku) that was drilled into us in school.
Imagine my suprise when I found out that the Ghazal is probably the progenitor of the Sonnet.
Senor Sonnet Son of of Al Ghazal pt I
The Sonnet, The Ghazal, and the Oral Tradition
'The Shearing', by Harry Owen
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