I have a little experience of travelling the world.
I even don’t know how to jump
And never stood before a waterfall for real
But nowadays in my sleep
I’ve weird dreams, none of them happens
in the soil of my land
The night before last
I was drowning in the Victoria Fall in my dream
Did you think I was trying hard and fast to float?
I didn’t-how could I benefit?
I had my confidence in the laws of physics
when it comes to floating
how it works for matter and liquid
I knew I was drowning
I even didn’t throw my hands and feet
I was stoic
I was breathing the water in the fall
in my sleep
in the dream-
I was drowning.
I was trying but my memory didn’t help
the ‘kolemah’ I knew by heart
didn’t come to me
But I remember
I uttered your name three times
before I drowned.
* Translated from original (Bengali) to English by RAZIA SULTANA
Topic(s) of this poem: love and life
Form: Free Verse
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.