Abdul Mannan Syed

(3 August 1943 - 5 September 2010 / Jalalpur, West Bengal / British India)

Jibanananda

On the streets, I sometimes see Jibanananda Das:
A sturdy figure with slightly dirty panjabi and dhoti hanging upon his knee
And a pair of obscure sandal embracing his feet
Steps slowly along the footpath with a relaxed gait.
And inside his two eyes
The green prism that I’ve lost in my childhood
Broken apart burn bright.

One day I saw him in the end of the green road,

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