Agha Shahid Ali

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

Agha Shahid Ali Poems

1. Lenox Hill 7/7/2017
2. A Pastoral 7/7/2017
3. Snow on the Desert 7/7/2017
4. Vacating an Apartment 7/7/2017
5. A History Of Paisley: 6/16/2012
6. K. L. Saigal 6/16/2012
7. Storm 6/16/2012
8. Land 6/16/2012
9. Prayer Rug 6/16/2012
10. Learning Urdu 6/16/2012
11. Taxidermist 6/16/2012
12. Shaving 6/16/2012
13. Stationery 6/16/2012
14. Of Light 6/16/2012
15. Snowmen 6/16/2012
16. Ghazal 6/16/2012
17. I See Chile In My Rearview Mirror 1/20/2003
18. Tonight 6/16/2012
19. Even The Rain 1/20/2003
20. The Wolf's Postcript To 'Little Red Riding Hood' 1/20/2003

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The Wolf's Postcript To 'Little Red Riding Hood'

First, grant me my sense of history:
I did it for posterity,
for kindergarten teachers
and a clear moral:
Little girls shouldn't wander off
in search of strange flowers,
and they mustn't speak to strangers.

And then grant me my generous sense of plot:
Couldn't I have gobbled her up
right there in the jungle?
Why did I ask her where her grandma lived?
As if I, a forest-dweller,
didn't know of the cottage
under the three oak trees
and the old woman lived there
all alone?
As if I couldn't have swallowed her years before?

And you may call ...

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Even The Rain

What will suffice for a true-love knot? Even the rain?
But he has bought grief's lottery, bought even the rain.

"our glosses / wanting in this world" "Can you remember?"
Anyone! "when we thought / the poets taught" even the rain?

After we died--That was it!--God left us in the dark.
And as we forgot the dark, we forgot even the rain.

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