Kazi Nazrul Islam
Kazi Nazrul Islam Poems
- The Rebel Say, Valiant, Say: High is my head! Looking at...
- Alone My eyes don't go by forbidding; so does my mind ...
- Woman I sing the song of equality; In my view gender ...
- Allah Amar Provu, Amar Nahi Na...
- Mora Eki Brinte Duti Kusum Hin...
- A Call From Behind Dear! Wilt thou remember me in thy new ...
- Allah Is My Lord, I Fear No On... Allah is my Lord. I fear no ...
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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Say: High is my head!
Looking at my head
Is cast down the great Himalayan peak!
Say: Ripping apart the wide sky of the universe,
Leaving behind the moon, the sun, the planets
and the stars
Piercing the earth and the heavens,
Pushing through Almighty's sacred seat
Have I risen,
I, the perennial wonder of mother-earth!
The angry God shines on my forehead
Like some royal victory's gorgeous emblem.
Ever high is my head!
I am irresponsible, cruel and arrogant,
I an the king of the great ...