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Afzal Ahmed Syed

Afzal Ahmed Syed is the author of Rococo and Other Worlds: Selected Poems (Wesleyan, 2010).

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     If my voice is not reaching you
     add to it the echo—
     echo of ancient epics

     And to that—
     a princess

     And to the princess—your beauty

     And to your beauty—
     a lover's heart

     And in the lover's heart
     a