Zoomkawala Sahab

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A couplet by Ahmad Faraz, one of the poets that occupied a prominent place on his bookshelf.
Translation:
A dream that took all of life’s dreams
A flood of sleep takes that dream away

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His most oft-cited Persian verse from Saadi. It speaks of the humility of the raindrop when it meets the expanse of the ocean.

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One of his poems from 2002. The only thing that could outweigh his wit was the exhortation to hear out his poetry. And everyone complied.

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I took this picture of him, from the mid-70’s, with my very first camera.

Mohammad Zoomkawala
Educator, Poet, Dad.
June 19, 1932 – March 24, 2016