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Author: ALI, AGHA SHAHID
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Ali, Agha Shahid    Poet's Biography
19 poems available by this author


AT THE MUSEUM    Poem Text    
First Line: But in 2500 b.C. Harrappa
Last Line: Came to harappa
Subject(s): Museums; Art Gallerys


CREMATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Your bones refused to burn
Last Line: You'd be stubborn in death?
Subject(s): Cremation


EVEN THE RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: What will suffice for a true-love knot? Even the rain?
Last Line: No one has such small hands, shahid, not even the rain
Subject(s): Rain


GHAZAL    Poem Text    
Last Line: Read slowly: the plot will unfold in real time
Subject(s): Death; Transience; Dead, The; Impermanence


GHAZAL (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The beloved will leave you behind from the start
Subject(s): Love


I SEE CHILE IN MY REARVIEW MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: This dream of water - what does it harbor?
Last Line: The waters darken. The continent vanishes
Subject(s): Earth; World


IN MARBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Because there's no thyme or fenugreek in marble
Last Line: Is yet another heartbreaking greek in marble
Subject(s): Marble


LAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Swear by the olive in the godf-kissed land
Last Line: Are shahid’s arms broken, o promised land?
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; Islam


LENOX HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: The hun so loved the cry, one falling elephant's
Last Line: When I remember you – beyond all accounting o my mother?
Subject(s): Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; United States - Immigration & Emigtration


OF LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: At dawn you leave. The river wears its skin of light
Last Line: From every tomb I'll learn all we imagine of light
Subject(s): Light


PRAYER RUG    Poem Text    
Last Line: She weeps holding on / to the pillars
Subject(s): Prayer Rugs


SNOWMEN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: My ancestor, a man
Last Line: On their melting shoilders
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity


THE DACCA GAUZES    Poem Text    
First Line: Those transparent dacca gauzes
Last Line: It absently through her ring
Subject(s): Bangladesh; Weaving & Weavers


THE JOGGER ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE, 5:00 A.M.    Poem Text    
First Line: The dark scissors of his legs / cut the moon's
Last Line: His heat beating, far, far / behind him
Subject(s): Running & Runners


THE KEEPER OF THE DEAD HOTEL    Poem Text    
First Line: In one room upstairs
Last Line: The moon splashed everywhdre
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


THE WOLF'S POSTSCRIPT TO 'LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD'    Poem Text    
First Line: First, grant me my sense of history
Last Line: Should have come to an end
Subject(s): Fictional Characters; Wolves; Children's Literature


THERE IS NO GOD BUT    Poem Text    
First Line: In the 'name of the merciful' let night begin
Last Line: In no one's name but hers I let night begin
Subject(s): Death; God; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


TONIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell tonight?
Last Line: God sobs in my arms. Call me ishmael tonight
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


VACATING AN APARTMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Efficient as fate
Last Line: I'm moving out holding tombstones in my hands
Subject(s): Transience; Death; Landlords & Tenants; Impermanence; Dead, The