Quotations From SAYEED ABUBAKAR
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There is no Jesus moreTaken from the poem 'The Savior' belonging to ''Bongate Basati' (a collection of Bengali poems)
who will absorb
all your sins in his cross.
There is no Gautama more
who will play the flute of wisdom
sitting under the shade
of the Bodhi Tree.
There is no Krishna more
who will pour down
a cloud of love
into the thirsty eyes of Radha.
There is no Mohammad more
who will save you
from the clutch
of the hungry Fire.
Save a love-lorn poet, there is no savior more.
Birds have no country,Taken from the poem 'Country' belonging to his book 'Julekhar Shes Jal'
Fishes no country.
Rivers count no Army, no Border.
Showing thumbs to all raising guns and mighty kings,
the rivers move running, tearing all barbed wires
of the Border.
O Man, where have you got the Border
and the border-guards?
You say, 'I love the rain.'Taken from the poem 'Hypocrisy' belonging to his book 'Tumi Bolo Tumi Bristi Valobaso'.
But when it starts raining, you raise
your umbrella over your head.
You say, 'I love the Sun.'
But when it spreads its rays, you start
looking for shade.
You say, 'I love the storm.'
But when it starts blowing, closing doors and
windows you alone get seated.
You say, 'I love all men.'
But when a poor man comes at your door in danger,
in anger and in scorn your face turns red.
An innocent boy leaving the lap of momTaken from the poem 'A Strange Boy' belonging to his book 'Pranoyer Prathom Pap'.
opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world,
and asked in a depressed voice, 'Where have I come? '
I told him the name of the earth.
The boy looked at the corners of the earth
and with wonder and pain, seeing the towns and paths
full of corpses and heart-rending bloods
he further said,
'Tell me how man lives in this hell.'
I said to him, 'Oh, it's a shame!
Where is man in this hell? '
When people detest war and death- Poem of Hatred (taken from Sayeed Abubakar's famous book 'Jukekhar Shes Jal')
like a dead rotten rat that spreads intolerable bad smell
which way a mad dog detests water for its hydrophobia, -
that habitation then can be called a country of worthless people
where the sun should not rise ever, it should not rain
and crops should not grow in the fields.
Toiletries are not necessary for your beauty,- Ode to Flower, a poem by Sayeed Abubakar
silk-sari and gold ornaments are not necessary;
o flower, which dress you stay in, your beauty
speaks penetrating each cell of your whole body.
I can't help offering a basket of snail-kisses- O Yusuf (Taken from Sayeed Abubakar's one of the most popular Bengali poems belonging to his first book 'Pranoyer Prathom Pap')
when a woman like a duck stretches her lips wet with sunlight.
When a woman stretches her love-lorn hands, o Yusuf,
I can't refuse her like an impotent male.
You and me-Sayeed Abubakar, A Love Poem
me and you
grass and dew.
A rose has-Sayeed Abubakar, A Rose
bloomed so far,
I get smell,
can't see her.
A rose has
bloomed so high,
Nose gets smell,
can't see Eye.
love the rose.
They are men too like us.- They Are Men Too, Sayeed Abubakar
They have the right to live.
They need love very much;
It's our duty to give.
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