Parveen Shakir

(24 November 1952 - 26 December 1994 / Karachi / Pakistan)

To A Friend - Poem by Parveen Shakir

Listen, girl, these moments are clouds:
you let them pass and they're gone.
S o a k up the i r mo i s t t ouch. Ge t
drenched.

Don't waste a single drop.
Listen, downpours don't remember
streets,
and sunshine can't read roadsigns.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 9, 2012



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