Hassanal Abdullah

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Hassanal Abdullah
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Hassanal Abdullah is a Bangladeshi-American poet, novelist, critic, translator and the editor of Shabdaguchha, an International Bilingual Poetry journal. He has introduced a new sonnet form, Swatantra Sonnet, with seven-line stanza-pattern and abcdabc efgdefg rhyming scheme. He also wrote a 314-page epic on the Universe and how life is connected to it using almost all the major scientific theories and evolutionary understanding. An author of 24 books (in Bengali text) in different genres, Mr. Abdullah is a New York City High School Math teacher. more »

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Swatantra Sonnet 77

I've heard the noble sound of your footsteps, my love.
Come, come closer, and open your heart. Spread
the fragrance of your lovely breasts. Let the door
be closed. Embrace me with your gentle hands
and set your sweet lips on mine like a wild dove.
Keep crawling to find my heart’s main thread
that’s as vivid as the spring, trembling at ocean floor.

Take off the boutique sari and raise both
hands to untie your hair; blow on me like petals
of flower. Without you I am lonely, confused and dark.
Implant the fresh, eternal light in my land.
Don’t bother making ...

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