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Agha Shahid Ali

Yellow island, yellow sun:My struggle beganwith a soft wave,which offered loveon the shore’s terms.Wearing a mask of glares,the white, white sandtouched me with fire. I held myself together,a still breath. 2 It pulls me to itself,the reflection, no, not mine:I know the water’s fidelity, its utter transparence. The seabecomes me like nothingelse: I wear it… Continue reading Agha Shahid Ali

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Rabindranath Tagore

I dreamt that she sat by my head, tenderly ruffling my hair withher fingers, playing the melody of her touch. I looked at her faceand struggled with my tears, till the agony of unspoken words burstmy sleep like a bubble.    I sat up and saw the glow of the Milky Way above my window,like a… Continue reading Rabindranath Tagore

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Alfred D’Souza

For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were… Continue reading Alfred D’Souza

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Jhumpa Lahiri

Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination. — Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First… Continue reading Jhumpa Lahiri

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