Ahsan Habib

(2 February 1917 - 10 July 1985 / Pirojpur / Bangladesh)

Ahsan Habib
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Ahsan Habib was a popular and well-acclaimed Bangladeshi poet and a major literary figure in Bengali culture.

Birth and Education

Ahsan Habib was was born in the village of Shankarpasha in Pirojpur district. His father's name was Hamijuddin and mother's was Jamila Khatun. He was the first one out of ten children of very poor parents. After passing the Entrance examination in 1935 from Pirojpur Government School, he enrolled at the B M College, Barisal, but had to drop out because of financial reasons. Shortly afterwards, he moved to Kolkata, the capital city at that time, to find a job.

Life in Kolkata

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The Sea Is Very Big

Do not ask me to be the wave of some vast sea.
I can agree though if you promise that the wave of the sea
Will but lose itself in the depths of the ocean and
Return again to the refuge of the childhood river.

I do not want to merge with the sea, for
It is vast, it has too great a pride,
And I am afraid of it.

It is bent on devouring the river
in intoxicated ravenousness, but
I refuse to be its victim: only
I can be its occasional companion
some morning, or,
May even go with it to the far distance
some lazy noon.

Provided it gives me the ...

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