The Guitar Of Light Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

The Guitar Of Light

Rating: 2.8

It seems someone has cast a dark net
And the town has become a trout caught in that net;
It seems no morning has ever approached here, -
The town has sub-merged in an over-flowing darkness.

The town seems to be an island of fairy tale.
It seems someones, like giants, are snatching away
The ornament from a teen girl's forehead
And then devouring her bone-marrow with rapture.

It seems someones, by tearing the civilization into pieces,
Are eating up finally its bones and flesh.
Hadn't ever a single monk or saint come
Amid the darkness here?

Then you, o poet, take the responsibility
And play the guitar of light into this darkness.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Topic(s) of this poem: humanity,patriotic,art,guitar,human condition
It is a translation of my Bengali sonnet 'Alor Guitar'.
Seema Chowdhury 16 April 2011

very catchy and though provoking.

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Imtiaz Emon 01 December 2011

valo hoeche.keep it up..

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Anita Sehgal 05 November 2012

a great write... a spotlight in the darkness!

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Daniel Brick 07 July 2016

This is a remarkable poem, both for the intense portrayal of the the danger and peril of our modern world and the faith in the power of poetry to comprehhend the situation and hopefully transcend the crisis. Thanks for translating this gem of a poem.

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Ramesh Rai 15 July 2013

like a morning star in the deepest darkness of sky

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Soumita Sarkar 22 May 2013

a musical way to defend the path of religion..........good write.I invite you to read and review my poems.Thank you.

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Spiritual Seeker 27 January 2013

Ahh music for the heart, light for the darkness. Excellent

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Malini Kadir 21 December 2012

spot light on the face of the darkness; to reveal the world as it is

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Sayeed Abubakar

Sayeed Abubakar

Jessore / Bangladesh
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