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
Jackson, My Friend
Do you remember the celebration of the night, Michael,
When tribal chief of Ivory Coast placed the crown upon your head
After the name of King 'Sani'?
I remember it clearly, the night of reunion—
The sky of Gabon, the land of your fore-father,
First got red then gradually glowed golden lights
In a mystical way.
With no prior knowledge, right after you were born,