poet Rahman Henry

Rahman Henry

Dynasty Of Arrogance

The night is taken by the rain.

Someone came out of the mirror
in my lone bedroom and said:

'I want to stay awake with you! '

It is dark outside and flooding insane.
The high ambition is down to the knee
And a dynasty of arrogance is diminished
like a straw going down the stream.





* Translated from original (Bengali) to English by RAZIA SULTANA

Topic(s) of this poem: politics

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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* Translated from original (Bengali) to English by RAZIA SULTANA

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Comments about Dynasty Of Arrogance by Rahman Henry

  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (12/2/2019 4:27:00 AM)

    A concise and poignant verse nicely brought forth with artistic brilliance. An insightful work of art.
    Thanks for sharing, Rahman.

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  • Jane Campion (6/13/2019 3:09:00 PM)

    Imaginative and poetic.

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/17/2018 5:36:00 AM)

    nice

    It is dark outside and flooding insane.
    The high ambition is down to the knee
    And a dynasty of arrogance is diminished
    like a straw going down the stream.

    great...10+++

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  • Shahin LatifShahin Latif (11/5/2017 10:38:00 AM)

    Lovely creation. I love this poem. So, I read it more & more. Be well always my dear poet Rahman Henry. Also Thanks to Poet Razia Sultana for the translation.

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  • Akram SaqibAkram Saqib (7/2/2017 1:37:00 AM)

    your presentation is excellent

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (5/17/2017 5:52:00 AM)

    Greate imagery. Thanks to Razia Sultan for the translation.

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  • Abdulrazak AralimattiAbdulrazak Aralimatti (12/31/2015 8:29:00 PM)

    Verily, staying awake consciously and unconsciously is the sign of progress

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(1/13/2016 4:13:00 AM)

    Thanks, I'm grateful too...

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  • Atoar HossanAtoar Hossan (12/11/2015 9:14:00 AM)

    খুবই সাবলিল অনুবাদ করেছেন, রাজিয়া সুলতানা।

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(1/13/2016 4:13:00 AM)

    right you are. she is really expert in translating....

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  • Farzana Shumi (12/2/2015 10:23:00 PM)

    'I want to stay awake with you! '

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(12/2/2015 10:38:00 PM)

    Thanks a lot once again.... Shumi...

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  • Wild Horse (12/2/2015 10:14:00 PM)

    It is dark outside and flooding insane.
    The high ambition is down to the knee
    And a dynasty of arrogance is diminished
    like a straw going down the stream.

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(12/2/2015 10:39:00 PM)

    Wild, you are really great.....

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  • Atoar HossanAtoar Hossan (12/2/2015 10:06:00 PM)

    wonderfully translated from original.....

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(12/2/2015 10:39:00 PM)

    Thanks for the recognition......

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  • Shah SurjaShah Surja (11/24/2015 4:25:00 AM)

    I want to stay awake with you!

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(11/24/2015 9:28:00 PM)

    Very happy to hear from you, my dear

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  • Photon Roy (11/18/2015 9:27:00 AM)

    I always return to this poem; there is something beyond the written text, , , , ,

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(11/24/2015 9:28:00 PM)

    Thanks a lot, again....

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  • Razia Pell (11/14/2015 7:27:00 PM)

    Thanks to all of you, thereaders who loved the translation of Rahman Henry's poem by me. It's a pleasure to read all the comments. Thanks for your time and interest.

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(11/17/2015 12:11:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot and WELCOME to PoemHunter, dear Poet!

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  • Razia Pell (11/14/2015 7:12:00 PM)

    I like to translate Rahman Henry 's poems because they have a natural flow, they are easy to understand and the word choices, organization and construction of the poems are worthy of making..............
    The messages are also clear. I am Razia Sultana - it's my maiden name.

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(11/14/2015 7:19:00 PM)

    Yet, I love u, dear!

    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(11/14/2015 7:19:00 PM)

    tHANKA DEAR.... u hv commnted in ur own translated poem but without voting/ rating..... what a dilemma! ! !

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  • Golam Morshed ChandanGolam Morshed Chandan (11/13/2015 5:47:00 AM)

    Excellent translation by Razia Sultana....

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    Razia Pell(11/14/2015 7:14:00 PM)

    Thanks a lot Golam Morshed Chandan.

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  • Golam Morshed ChandanGolam Morshed Chandan (11/10/2015 8:20:00 AM)

    And a dynasty of arrogance is diminished
    like a straw going down the stream.

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    Razia Pell(11/14/2015 7:17:00 PM)

    It is nice to see that you are really involved in this way in the poem Golam Morshed Chandan. Thanks.

    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(11/11/2015 1:08:00 AM)

    Thanks and wishes, dear

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  • Mihaela PirjolMihaela Pirjol (11/7/2015 11:00:00 AM)

    Stunning use of imagery, depth and mystery. A well composed poem!

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    Razia Pell(11/15/2015 6:46:00 AM)

    Good to know Mihaela Pirjol. Thanks

    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(11/8/2015 10:51:00 PM)

    Thanks for your inspiring comment, dear poet...

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  • Wild Horse (11/6/2015 2:53:00 AM)

    A very short poem but attracts me illusively.....

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(11/8/2015 10:51:00 PM)

    once again thanks....

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  • Bakuli BhakaliBakuli Bhakali (11/6/2015 12:08:00 AM)

    a dynasty of arrogance is diminished
    like a straw going down the stream
    wonderful.... gave 10

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    Rahman HenryRahman Henry(11/8/2015 10:50:00 PM)

    I'm happy and grateful, dear Poet...

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