What is the context of "Tonight I Can Write"?

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"Tonight I Can Write" by Pablo Neruda is loosely based on a poetic form known as the "ghazal." It is originally an Arabic form that uses couplets and a refrain. The typical subject matter of the ghazal was pain or loss, often lost love. The most renowned practitioners of the form were medieval Sufi mystics and Persian poets such as Rumi and Hafiz.

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