Dear Rumi

Sabahat Quadri


A Journey Through Sand

Kashmir poet Ahmed Shamim’s (1927 – 1982) most famous work was the poem The Moment of Embarking on a Journey Through Sand, a free-verse ghazal (a form of poetry peculiar to Urdu and Persian literature) that was popularized by Nayyara Noor’s rendition for Pakistan Television (Teesra Kinara, 1986).

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‘Butterfly Season’ – Chapter 4 (Excerpt)

This is an excerpt from chapter 4 of ‘Butterfly Season’. “So, are you going to tell me where we’re going?” “It’s a surprise.” “Am I going to like this surprise?” His brows went up, and he said mildly, “I hope so, or this will be a very short evening.” They had entered a wooded area, […]

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