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This Place Called Poetry - Shahid Minapara
2008
"My father always told me that poetry comes from the blood. Most of my
poetry involves a lot of cultural writing. It's very spiritual and
colorful. It's imaginative, but it's based on our culture and the experiences we've had in India. It's our roots; it's where we come from." -- Shahid

From Shahid's poem "Uttarayan"

In the blink of an eye
wingless birds overpower the skies,
beautiful combinations of colors
arise in the thousands of kites
that soar the low heaven.
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