Kazi Nazrul Islam

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

The Eons In Waiting - Poem by Kazi Nazrul Islam

Eons go by awaiting in hope's path
Like a desert traveler with no oasis in sight
Years Come and go quenching my thirst with tear drops
Burning the elusive lamp with hopeless mirages
The desert cactus beckons in million melodies.
This desert was a tumultuous sea one time
In my dreams I can still envision, but alas a wandering traveler.
On that sea shore the ship that drowned
Still searching in vain the shipmate rowing along the desert path.

[Original: Jonom Jonom Gelo; Translation: Kashfia Billah]

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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