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Rooms Are Never Finished (2001) [Collection]
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As in his previous collection, Agha Shahid Ali excavates the devastation wrought upon Kasimir, his childhood home. But here he reveals a more personal devastation: his mother's death and the journey with her body back to Kashmir. Binding these poems is a virtuosic use of both given and open formsócanzones, sonnets, ghazals, terza rima, prose poems, and Sapphics. To these demanding forms, Ali brings a conversational ease that belies his virtuosity. The result is a poetry of stunning inventiveness, infused with passion and grief.

Contents:
- Lenox Hill
I.
- From Amherst to Kashmir
   1. Karbala: A History of the "House of Sorrow"
   2. Zainab's Lament in Damascus
   3. Summers of Translation
   4. Above the Cities
   5. Memory
  : 6. New Delhi Airport
   7. Film Bhajan Found on a 78 RPM
   8. Srinagar Airport
   9. God
   10. Ghalib's Ghazal
   11. The Fourth Day
   12. By the Waters of the Sind
II.
- Rooms Are Never Finished
- Ghazal
- Barcelona Airport
- A Secular Comedy
   1. Heaven
   2. Earth
   3.Hell
- The Nature of Temporal Order
- Ghazal
- On Hearing a Lover Not Seen for Twenty Years Has Attempted Suicide
- Suicide Note
- Ghazal
- The Purse-Seiner Atlantis
III.
- Evening Stars Over Andalusia
   1. On our last evening on this land
   2. How can I write above the clouds?
   3. There is a sky beyond the sky for me
   4. I am one of the kings of the end
   5. One day I will sit on the pavement
   6. Truth has two faces and the snow is black
   7. Who am I after the night of the estranged?
   8. O water, be a string to my guitar
   9. In the exodus I love your more
   10. I want from love only the beginning
   Violins
IV.
- I Dream I Am at the Ghat of the Only World

Original title: Rooms Are Never Finished
Original languages: English

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ISBN: 0393324168

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