A Strange Boy
An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother
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
'Will you tell me how man lives in this hell? '
I said to him, 'Oh, it's a shame!
Where is man in this hell?
Translated from Bangla by Nazib Wadood
Un niño extraño
Un niño inocente ...
Mind Has Gone Insane
My mind has gone insane
as if it were a mad-river flowing desperately
breaking the civilization of its two banks.
Is there any friend? Come and prevent my mind
from destroying the civilization
of all my fruits and flowers.