Jibanananda Das

(17 February 1899 – 22 October 1954 / Barisal / Bangladesh)

Poems of Jibanananda Das

1. A Magpie 1/1/2009
2. A Star Converses With One Particular Star All Night Long 3/13/2012
3. Ah Kite 1/9/2009
4. Along the Tram Line 1/1/2009
5. An October Morning 3/13/2012
6. Banalata Sen 1/1/2009
7. Day-break and Six Bombers: 1942 1/1/2009
8. Dispassionate! 3/13/2012
9. Ghostly 1/1/2009
10. Go Where You Will 3/13/2012
11. Having Done With My Ledger of Life 3/13/2012
12. I Have Seen Bengal’s Face 3/13/2012
13. I Remember, I Was There 3/13/2012
14. If I got an Eternal Life 1/1/2009
15. In the Black-out 1/1/2009
16. On City Sidewalks 3/20/2012
17. One Day Eight Years Ago 1/1/2009
18. Septet 1/1/2009
19. She 1/1/2009
20. Subinoy Mustafi 1/1/2009

The Beggar

‘I got a dime at Ahiritola
I got a dime at Badur Bagan
If I could manage just one more
I would then walk away, no more self-demeaning, ’
—he said, stretching out his hand in darkness.

As if a one-eyed man with the whole body at work wanted to keep on weaving;
Yet it turned out to be a saw in a Shakhari's crippled hands.

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