Mitrakkhor

written by Michael Madhusudan Dutta

Mitrakkhor

— Michael Madhusudan Dutta

বড়ই নিষ্ঠুর আমি ভাবি তারে মনে,
লো ভাষা, পীড়িতে তোমা গড়িল যে আগে
মিত্রাক্ষররূপ বেড়ি ! কত ব্যথা লাগে
পর' যবে এ নিগড় কোমল চরণে-
স্মরিলে হৃদয় মোর জ্বলি উঠে রাগে
ছিল না কি ভাবধন, কহ, লো ললনে,
মনের ভাণ্ডারে তার, যে মিথ্যা সোহাগে
ভুলাতে তোমারে দিল এ তুচ্ছ ভূষণে ?
কি কাজ রঞ্জনে রাঙি কমলের দলে ?
নিজরূপে শশিকলা উজ্জ্বল আকাশে !
কি কাজ পবিত্রি' মন্ত্রে জাহ্নবীর জলে ?
কি কাজ সুগন্ধ ঢালি পারিজাত-বাসে ?
প্রকৃত কবিতা রূপী কবিতার বলে,-
চীন-নারী-সম পদ কেন লৌহ ফাঁসে ?

About the poet


Michael Madhusudan Dutta

Michael Madhusudan Dutt or Michael Madhusudan Dutta was a popular 19th century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in Sagordari, on the bank of Kopotaksho River, a village in Keshobpur Upozila, Jessore District, East Bengal (now in Bangladesh). His father was Rajnarayan Dutt, an eminent lawyer, and his mother was Jahnabi Devi. He was a pioneer of Bengali drama. His famous work Meghnad Bodh Kavya, is a tragic epic. It consists of nine cantos and is quite exceptional in Bengali literature both in terms of style and content. He also wrote poems about the sorrows and afflictions of love as spoken by women. From an early age, Madhusudan desired to be an Englishman in form and manner. Born to...

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