Jibanananda Das

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

Jibanananda Das Poems

1. Banalata Sen 1/1/2009
2. Ah Kite 1/9/2009
3. Ghostly 1/1/2009
4. To Her Steady Lover 1/1/2009
5. Day-break and Six Bombers: 1942 1/1/2009
6. The Cat 1/1/2009
7. Septet 1/1/2009
8. One Day Eight Years Ago 1/1/2009
9. Subinoy Mustafi 1/1/2009
10. The Song of Life 1/1/2009
11. If I got an Eternal Life 1/1/2009
12. Along the Tram Line 1/1/2009
13. I Have Seen Bengal’s Face 3/13/2012
14. The Great Twilight 1/1/2009
15. She 1/1/2009
16. I Remember, I Was There 3/13/2012
17. A Magpie 1/1/2009
18. Go Where You Will 3/13/2012
19. Having Done With My Ledger of Life 3/13/2012
20. Dispassionate! 3/13/2012

Along the Tram Line

I walk along the tram line: night now deep
I hear the teasing of some life of the past:
‘You are like a broken tram—
there is no depot, you don’t need wage
Alas, when has this occurred! ’
That old life sinks behind
The star in the sky, in darkness.

Which way to go? The quiet city has not answer.

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