The Ghazal Project: Week Two


This week’s prompt was  “What does spring taste like”, and wow, did I get some delicious responses! From ‘black coffee’ to ‘ ice melting into a mountain stream’, the poetic possibilities were endless. And yet, I had to pick only one.

Week 2


Lemon, mint and ginger. 

Healing that stings and soothes.

It reminds me of the incredible potency of nature’s medicine: citrus, leaves and roots- medicine we often overlook or take for granted.

I want to thank Anuradha Sen for providing this week’s ghazal refrain– it was a lovely process (and challenge) for me to come up with couplets for this one.

I can’t wait to see what next week’s prompt yields.

In the meantime, listen to & read “Lemon, Mint and Ginger” below.


What is the Ghazal Project? 

In celebration of National Poetry Month:  Every Monday in April, I will post a prompt for my facebook & instagram followers, and will choose one of their responses (namely, a word), to create a refrain for an original ghazal— which I will write, record and publish to be read and heard on Friday.  Tune in on Monday for the next prompt! 


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