Phuulo.n kii Tahaniyo.n pe nasheman banaayiye
bijalii gire to jashn-e-charaaGaa.N manaayiye

[Tahanii = branch; nasheman = nest]
[jashn-e-charaaGaa.N = celebration of lights]

kaliyo.n ke ang ang me.n miThaa saa dard hai
biimaar nikahato.n ko zaraa gud_gudaayiye

[nikahat = fragrance]

kab se sulag rahii hai javaanii kii garm raat
zulfe.n bikher kar mere pahaluu me.n aayiye

bahakii hu_ii siyaah ghaTaao.n ke saath saath
jii chaahataa hai shaam-e-abad tak to jaayiye

[shaam-e-abad = unending evening]

sun kar jise havaas me.n ThanDak sii aa base
aisii ko_ii udaas kahaanii sunaayiye

[havaas = sense and sensibility]

raste pe har qadam pe Kharaabaat hai.n 'Adam'
ye haal ho to kis tarah daaman bachaayiye


About Sayeed Abubakar


Sayeed Abubakar, a major modern poet of Bangladesh, was born on September 21,1972 at Rambhodrapur, Panjia, Keshabpur, Jessore. His father was Nur Mohammad Biswas and mother Amena Khatun. Literary Life: Sayeed Abubakar started writing poems at a very early age. He was then only 11. Many of those poems were published in the local newspapers of Jessore and Khulna namely `The Daily Sphulingo', 'The Daily Ranar', 'The Daily Purbanchal', 'The Daily Janmabhumi' and so on. He used to compose 60-70 poems every day, for he was determined to defeat Rabindranath Tagore by the number of poems. Reason is that Rabindranath... Read more...

Poet of the day

Son of Thomas Godfrey (1704–1749), a Philadelphia glazier and member of Benjamin Franklin’s Junto Club, Godfrey produced some significant work in his short life.
Well known in literary circles in Philadelphia, he was a close friend of the poet Nathaniel Evans and the college provost William Smith. In 1758...
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Poem of the day


First winter rain--
even the monkey
seems to want a raincoat.

Translated by Robert Hass


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