Table of Contents

Introduction
Historical Notes
Ghazal 1 Ghazal 2
Ghazal 3 Ghazal 4
Ghazal 5 Ghazal 6
Ghazal 7 Ghazal 8
Ghazal 9 Ghazal 10
Ghazal 11 Ghazal 12
Ghazal 13 Ghazal 14
Ghazal 15 Ghazal 16
Ghazal 17 Ghazal 18
Ghazal 19 Ghazal 20
Ghazal 21 Ghazal 22
Ghazal 23 Ghazal 24
Ghazal 25 Ghazal 26
Ghazal 27 Ghazal 28
Ghazal 29 Ghazal 30
Ghazal 31 Ghazal 32
Ghazal 33 Ghazal 34
Ghazal 35 Ghazal 36
Ghazal 37
First line index

Ghazal 19

At every step I am closer only to knowing the distance
as fast as I run the desert runs on

The moon is loneliness and churning flames
a shadow facing the rising smoke

My blisters have bled across the desert
my path is lit like pearls on skin

Because of you the bottle reflects every color
I am the one who has tasted each one

From my eye a fire bleeds what it has seen
the earth and dry leaves of the garden are lit


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