Miran Gulzar presents two poems that counterpose erasure, grief and loss with faith, memory and remembrance. In the first poem, snow offers a momentary lapse that shrouds grief and reconciles it with loss, while finally placing a funerary drape over the world of “the unburied.” “Religious allusions” in the second poem sustain its verses and hold them steadfast before the impositions of power that selectively force shut the gates of certain places meant for prayer and devotion.

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