Francis Brabazon was the “court poet”- in English, at the darbar of Avatar Meher Baba in Meherazad, India. He was Australian of English and Irish parentage. He grew up farming, but had a tremendous aptitude for art, literature and spiritual subjects. He was a brilliant uncut diamond and under the influence of his Friend and Beloved, Meher Baba, invented the English ghazal as an adaptation of the Persian ghazal perfected in the work of Hafez. This pleased his Beloved enormously, who likened him to the immortal Hafez. He is the greatest poet in English of our time. He is the author of “In Dust I Sing,” and many other titles.
He is the inspiration for these efforts to continue the English ghazal genre.