Jibanananda Das

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

Jibanananda Das Poems

1. Wristwatch 3/13/2012
2. We Both Are Here, Again 3/13/2012
3. In The Black-Out 1/1/2009
4. The Beggar 1/1/2009
5. Tonight 1/1/2009
6. On City Sidewalks 3/20/2012
7. An October Morning 3/13/2012
8. Windy Night 1/1/2009
9. A Star Converses With One Particular Star All Night Long 3/13/2012
10. Dispassionate! 3/13/2012
11. Having Done With My Ledger Of Life 3/13/2012
12. A Magpie 1/1/2009
13. I Remember, I Was There 3/13/2012
14. Go Where You Will 3/13/2012
15. She 1/1/2009
16. The Great Twilight 1/1/2009
17. If I Got An Eternal Life 1/1/2009
18. Along The Tram Line 1/1/2009
19. Subinoy Mustafi 1/1/2009
20. The Song Of Life 1/1/2009
21. I Have Seen Bengal’s Face 3/13/2012
22. Septet 1/1/2009
23. The Cat 1/1/2009
24. Day-Break And Six Bombers: 1942 1/1/2009
25. To Her Steady Lover 1/1/2009
26. Ghostly 1/1/2009
27. One Day Eight Years Ago 1/1/2009
28. Ah Kite 1/9/2009
29. Banalata Sen 1/1/2009

Comments about Jibanananda Das

  • Parijat (11/16/2017 12:41:00 AM)

    Bowing down before you to risen up my eternal soul

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  • Swapnanil Roy (11/12/2017 3:14:00 AM)

    You are a world in poet...

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  • Debasish Mridha, M. D. (1/26/2013 8:24:00 PM)

    You are the joy of life (Jibon + Anonda= Joy of life)
    You are the best ballad in bengali mind.
    You are the defining essence of modernism
    in bengali poetry at that time.
    Today, tomorrow and for ever
    Every moment we will and we are
    shairing your moments of sorrow and moments of joy.
    Dr. Mridha.

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  • Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (5/23/2012 6:49:00 AM)

    He is the Yeats of Bangladesh.

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  • Roro Sarkar (6/11/2011 10:48:00 AM)

    It's sad that Das has never won the recognition his talent deserves world-wide. Apart from being among the most gifted expressionists of the last hundred years, his best work also had elements of seething anger and ruthless destruction of the like almost unmatched for the last hundred years. It only adds to his obscurity that his poetry is almost intranslatable, and he must, as a result, remain as loved and honoured as he is only by the select few who speak in the same language in which he wrote.

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Best Poem of Jibanananda Das

Banalata Sen

It has been a thousand years since I started trekking the earth
A huge travel in night’s darkness from the Ceylonese waters
to the Malayan sea
I have been there too: the fading world of Vimbisara and Asoka
Even further—the forgotten city of Vidarva,
Today I am a weary soul although the ocean of life around continues to foam,
Except for a few soothing moments with Natore’s Banalata Sen.

Her hair as if the dark night of long lost Vidisha,
Her face reminiscent of the fine works of Sravasti,
When I saw her in the shadow it seemed
as if a ship-wrecked mariner ...

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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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