Carlos Reyes
Puzzle Ghazal


First of all let's admit
the ghazal is a kind of puzzle

It's not difficult to find a puzzle
we have The Times, but not for ghazals

One never finds a ghazal in The Times
which is a true puzzle to me

We have slanted puzzling news-
magazines, there's Time, but not for ghazals

An enigma is a sophisticated puzzle
while all ghazals are enigmas

As a cliche we say life is a puzzle --
why not conclude it is a ghazal?

For me there is no puzzle. Carlos
Reyes is a ghazal, a king, a veil