Kazi Nazrul Islam
Kazi Nazrul Islam Poems
- Alone My eyes don't go by forbidding; so does my mind ...
- The Rebel Say, Valiant, Say: High is my head! Looking at...
- Woman I sing the song of equality; In my view gender ...
- Mora Eki Brinte Duti Kusum Hin...
- Allah Amar Provu, Amar Nahi Na...
- A Tribute From The Poet Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! From ...
- A Call From Behind Dear! Wilt thou remember me in thy new ...
Kazi Nazrul Islam was a Bengali poet, musician and revolutionary who pioneered poetic works espousing intense spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression. His poetry and nationalist activism earned him the popular title of Bidrohi Kobi (Rebel Poet). Accomplishing a large body of acclaimed works through his life, Nazrul is officially recognised as the national poet of Bangladesh and commemorated in India.
Born into a Muslim quazi (justice) family in India, Nazrul received religious education and worked as a muezzin at a local mosque. He learned of poetry, drama, and literature while working with theatrical groups. After serving in the British Indian Army, Nazrul established... more »
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My eyes don't go by forbidding;
so does my mind
neither by forbidding nor by weeping.
Over the ages I have been looking for you
staying at roadside,
tears rolled down overflowing my banks
not caring for eye wash.
I am alone in the midst of all
which is why I long to see you
death, too, reckons none barring you.
[Original: Noyon je mor; Translation: Mohammad Nurul Huda]