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. Tonight 1/1/2009
5. The Beggar 1/1/2009
6. Windy Night 1/1/2009
7. An October Morning 3/13/2012
8. On City Sidewalks 3/20/2012
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. Go Where You Will 3/13/2012
14. The Great Twilight 1/1/2009
15. Along The Tram Line 1/1/2009
16. She 1/1/2009
17. Subinoy Mustafi 1/1/2009
18. The Song Of Life 1/1/2009
19. I Remember, I Was There 3/13/2012
20. If I Got An Eternal Life 1/1/2009
21. The Cat 1/1/2009
22. I Have Seen Bengal’s Face 3/13/2012
23. To Her Steady Lover 1/1/2009
24. Septet 1/1/2009
25. Day-Break And Six Bombers: 1942 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
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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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The Great Twilight

The wheel-cart idly rolls laden with golden straw
—the late-noon sunshine fades
The birds: black, blue and brown—flap their wings
in the cellar of the corn field
White path dust flies turn into slumber and mingle with the sky
As the setting sun leans upon the edge of pigeon-peas field.

Now in solitude his blood longs for the taste of sleep
The pregnant field looks so good—

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