LANDAY … A Poet’s Legacy

The Landay is a traditional Afghan poetic form consisting of a single couplet. There are nine syllables in the first line, and thirteen syllables in the second. These short poems typically address themes of love, grief, contemplation, homeland, war, and separation.  Wikipedia

The couplet may rhyme, although this is not a requirement.

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And when, at last, I come to the end,

Will those who remain be enriched by the words I’ve penned?


WHB.  July 2019 … ©



8 thoughts on “LANDAY … A Poet’s Legacy

  1. Interesting. It’s only in my twilight years I have begun to appreciate art in painting, sculpture and music forms. Poetry is a mystery unless it’s simple with every line rhyming. Your explanation helps here by placing it in a context. 👍👍👏👏

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