Stationery : Ali, Agha Shahid


The moon did not become the sun.

It just fell on the desert

in great sheets, reams

of silver handmade by you.

The night is your cottage industry now,

the day is your brisk emporium.

The world is full of paper.

Write to me.

~Agha Shahid Ali

( From The Veiled Suite The Collected Poems 2009 )

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