Treasure Island

Hassanal Abdullah

(April 14,1967 / Bangladesh)

The Light of the Earth


At last, I've captured the light of the earth in my courtyard.
That's a new story, a new jubilation of the sea;
The wave goes away; soon it comes back to me
And the century's hungry compass rotates on its own orbit.
Thereafter, I have quickly embraced it. It was trembling, but
Showing my smiling face, I sucked its poison with my eyes.
I've Walked far to the edge of salty, translucent memories.
Leaves of Trees danced to the whistling tones of doves and robins.

A luxurious life is cracked with clumsy interior.
I've heard all attentively sitting on a waterbed.
I've seen a group old poets rushing towards me with
Annoyed faces, squandering the neighborhood, pushing knives
Through word's heart. Still, I've tasted all the flavors of the world;
Time gave it to me, and made them crazy indeed.



Translated from the Bengali by Nazrul Islam Naz

Submitted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Light of the Earth by Hassanal Abdullah )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Economic Royalists, Saiom Shriver
  2. And..., John Ugolo Umah
  3. Class Warfare, Saiom Shriver
  4. Baby Bird Heart, Saiom Shriver
  5. Will You Be Her Lover?, Alesia Leach
  6. Like The Serenade, John Ugolo Umah
  7. Beautiful Buxom, John Ugolo Umah
  8. At accuracy, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Deep in, Nassy Fesharaki
  10. No!, Nassy Fesharaki

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Farewell, Anne Brontë
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]