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Kanchan Chander, 'A Woman Crying', Etching, 7 X 5.7 inches, 1981.

Ration what you have to those who need it;
in a time of need those closest to you.

Look within, the food of the sight of the Beloved
is fast disappearing and the shelves of your heart

are almost empty. Go deeper, take stock.
There's no knowing when more supplies will arrive

of Time, of Beauty.

Adil Jussawalla has written five books of poetry, edited a seminal anthology of new writing from India (1974), and co-edited an anthology of Indian prose in English (1977). His publications include Trying to Say Goodbye, Almost Island Books, 2011, The Right Kind of Dog, Duckbill Books, Maps for a Mortal Moon: Essays and Entertainments (edited by Jerry Pinto), Aleph Books, 2014, and I Dreamt a Horse Fell From the Sky, a collection of poetry and prose, Hachette.