A Fairy Tale Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

A Fairy Tale

Rating: 2.8

[Dedicated to the dead rivers of Bangladesh]

Once these paths were rivers,
These fields the processions of water.

One day on these paths
The princesses used to go by the pea-cock boats.
On these paths with huge goods
The merchants used to move.

These paths were rivers,
These fields the processions of water.

In these fields, the silvery fishes
Touching the uprising waves, how nicely
Rolled up and down in the dark water!

Am I telling you a fairy tale?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Topic(s) of this poem: satire,art,patriotic
Sayeed Abubakar 05 November 2012

Thanks, dear Mirna Morgan. If you ever come in Bangladesh, you will find how true my poem is in the context of my dear motherland. We have lost almost all our big and small rivers.

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Neela Nath Das 01 May 2012

Very nice translation.I like it.

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Yoseph Lupu 08 May 2011

A nice opoem, which goes on as a imagination river...I like it!

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Seema Chowdhury 16 April 2011

Nice theme and good translation.

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Bharati Nayak 10 August 2015

Very beautiful poem representative of deep emotions that flow underneath like a river where dreams float like princess on a peacock-boat.Emotions dance to highs and lows like silver fish in dark water.Thank you for sharing such a marvelous poem.

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Sayeed Abubakar 10 August 2015

Many many thanks to you, dear poet, for your nice comment.

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Heather Wilkins 21 August 2014

a good translation enjoyed the read

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 29 March 2014

Nature perserves the nature and we being a part of it for the sake of its beatification we destrored we put poison and still a slow poison is put by us we the self destroyer, and our end....Allah know better

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Naida Nepascua Supnet 01 August 2013

wow, i like this poem. there are many have beens that young people never knew of and it is so nice that at least they would have a glimpse of those such as this fairy tale of yours.

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Poetheart Morgan 11 February 2013

But the nature prevails always. Thanks god! Well done Poet and thanks for sharing with us your poetry!

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Sayeed Abubakar

Sayeed Abubakar

Jessore / Bangladesh
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