Agha Shahid Ali

(4 February 1949 – 8 December 2001 / New Delhi / India)

Agha Shahid Ali Poems

1. The Wolf's Postcript to 'Little Red Riding Hood' 1/20/2003
2. Even the Rain 1/20/2003
3. Tonight 6/16/2012
4. I See Chile in My Rearview Mirror 1/20/2003
5. Ghazal 6/16/2012
6. Snowmen 6/16/2012
7. Land 6/16/2012
8. Of Light 6/16/2012
9. Storm 6/16/2012
10. A History of Paisley: 6/16/2012
11. Prayer Rug 6/16/2012
12. Stationery 6/16/2012
13. Learning Urdu 6/16/2012
14. Shaving 6/16/2012
15. Taxidermist 6/16/2012
16. K. L. Saigal 6/16/2012

Snowmen

My ancestor, a man
of Himalayan snow,
came to Kashmir from Samarkand,
carrying a bag
of whale bones:
heirlooms from sea funerals.
His skeleton
carved from glaciers, his breath arctic,
he froze women in his embrace.

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