BY THE RIVER BANK

By the river bank At the forest edge The sun goes down.   Water turns gold, And sky orangey.   Columns of white herons Perch on a tall tree top For the night’s caress.   Soon…

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DON’T FEAR, DEAR

Don’t fear, dear, I do no harm, I promise, For one eve let me sit beside you.   She coldly stares, and her Eyes fixed to her feet For a while, and next she beams.  …

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WHEN A CHILD CRIES

  When children cry I cry.   When a girl is raped I laugh as a madman ,   when a clash is fought among  imagined enemies I howl in pain.   When a house is…

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FOUR CORNERS

Four corners I have In one are buried my ancestors.   In the next There sleeps a cooking pot.   Over the third thatched roof has a hole through that rain and sun peep, There is…

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আমি কান্না করি

  আমি কান্না করি যখন আপনি সহাস্যে  জঙ্গল বিনাশ করেন।   আমি কান্না করি যখন আপনি হৃদয়ে দেওয়াল নির্মাণ করেন আর নিজের গণ্ডীকে আরও দুর্ভেদ্য করেন।   আমি কান্না করি যখন শিশুরা বিষাক্ত কালি মাখে গ্যারেজে…

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ASK NOT MY COUNTRY OR STATE

Ask not my country Or state.   Ask not my trade Or job.   Ask not my tongue Or region.   Ask not the colour Of my blood.   Ask not what i  like Or dislike.…

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RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Tagore! You are our poet, our identity, Our leader, our mentor, To whom we return At dark nights and in shining days.   Tagore! You  are a torch-bearer, A cool shade to trammeled millions.   Wo/man…

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BILKIS YAKUB RASOOL

  1 Bilkis! you are not  Lucrece you have no lily hand or rosy cheek and your eyes are not marigolds, hair not golden threads either or skin snow white. 2 and why not? you are…

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CHILDREN OF THE FOREST

  Are you the children of the forest? Else what are you doing amid The bare, old, ghost trees?   Orphans you are not, For, there is no orphanage here. Multiple resorts, hotels, guest-houses Steal your…

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