Kazi Nazrul Islam

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

Offering - Poem by Kazi Nazrul Islam

O Ever-forgetful!
Instead of bringing back nectar
from the Himalayas
you came back drinking
Shiva's deadly poison!
Why did you
love this earth so deeply?
Gods, therefore, play their trumpets
welcoming you into Heaven!

[Original: Arghyo; Translation: Sajed Kamal]

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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