Shamsur Rahman

(23 October 1929 – 17 August 2006 / Dhaka / Bangladesh)

Shamsur Rahman Poems

1. The Postcard 3/22/2012
2. I Become Happy 3/22/2012
3. Poems Journey 3/22/2012
4. Shudhangshu 3/22/2012
5. For A Few Lines Of Poetry 3/22/2012
6. Mask 3/22/2012
7. Asad's Shirt 3/22/2012
8. An Ode To Freedom 3/22/2012
9. Roar, O Freedom 3/22/2012
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Roar, O Freedom

What shall I do with the spring
when I hear only the cuckoo moaning
and cannot see gorgeous flowers blossom?
What shall I do with the garden
Where no birds ever pays a visit?
Oh, how rough and stony is this earth!
Skeletons of trees stand, row after row,
like so many desolate ghosts.

What shall I do with the love
that places on my head a crown of thorns
and hands out to me the cup of hamlock?
What purpose the road serve
On which no one treads,
Where vendors of coloured ice-cream
Or waves of city-inundating processions
are never seen?

I ...

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