Masud Khan

Rookie (29th May 1959 / Bangladesh)

Mankind - Poem by Masud Khan

Where do I hold this image?
When for the first time in that acrid mid-day
A listless burglar sat
With a half-rotten apple in hand
Under the ashwattha* tree;
And behind him, a snake unfolding its hood.

* A large Indian tree.

Translated by Subrata Augustine Gomes, Poet, Writer

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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