Kazi Nazrul Islam

(24 May 1899 - 29 August 1976 / Bardhaman / India)

Let's Meet Hereafter! - Poem by Kazi Nazrul Islam

We will meet again in the life Hereafter;
Here, please, forget me with a simple laughter.
Anything that remained unsaid,
I won't say; Let you also keep silence;
If I offer my love, turn me away;
If I persist, hurt me, in pretense.

Dream is broken abruptly here,
The evening's bud sheds in the dawn;
The heart dries up before love is savored;
The ambrosia here has the taste of poison.

In separation here, heart longs in agony;
When together, quickly we go apart;
Where the fountain of love is never dry,
In that everlasting Garden, remember to seek my heart.

[Translation: Mohammad Omar Farooq]

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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