October 22nd, 2021- Friday
I've what might be the biggest test of my life yet in just a little over a month and I'm probably out of fear, which admittedly is not a amalgamation. My anxieties and nightmares are keeping me up at night while my will to study and prepare is sleeping like a baby. Last night, on one of such many nights, I ended up re-reading this poem by Shahid Ali and analyzed it. Here's the latter page of the ghazal featuring its last four couplets. The second picture is of my mother taking by yours truly a few weeks and a moon back.
Also this couplet(!!!) :
They ask me to tell them what Shahid means-
Listen: It means “The Beloved” in Persian, “Witness” in Arabic.
— last couplet of Backdrop from The Country Without a Post Office by Agha Shahid Ali