Rahman Henry Poems
Dynasty Of Arrogance
The night is taken by the rain.
Someone came out of the mirror
in my lone bedroom and said:
'I want to stay awake with you! '
It is dark outside and flooding insane.
The high ambition is down to the knee
And a dynasty of arrogance is diminished
like a straw going down the stream.
* Translated from original (Bengali) to English by RAZIA SULTANA
I'm simply perplexed; why
You began to blow after a serpent?
Only to find out her breasts
You followed her alone
Such a long distance frequented with beasts!
May be, you don't know___
Serpents unfasten and hide their breasts
Near those curve-lines of a river