Jibanananda Das

Barisal / Bangladesh
Jibanananda Das
Barisal / Bangladesh
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The Beggar

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‘I got a dime at Ahiritola
I got a dime at Badur Bagan
If I could manage just one more
I would then walk away, no more self-demeaning, ’
—he said, stretching out his hand in darkness.

As if a one-eyed man with the whole body at work wanted to keep on weaving;
Yet it turned out to be a saw in a Shakhari's crippled hands.

'I've found a dime from around Mathkotha
I've found a dime at Pathuriaghata
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COMMENTS
Prabal Sen 27 March 2011
It is hard to find a more humane poet than Jibanananda. Last two lines of this poem are absolute clinchers.
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