Sayeed Abubakar Quotes
''There is no Jesus more who will absorbTaken from the poem 'The Savior' belonging to the poet's 5th book''Bongate Basati'.
All the sins into his cross;
There is no Gautama more who will play
Day and night the flute of wisdom
Sitting under the shade of the Bodhi Tree;
There is no Krishna more who will pour down
The cloud of love into Radha's thirsty eyes;
There is no Mohammad more who will rush
To save you from the clutch of hungry Fire.
O Man, O Horse, O Bull,
Remember, there is no prophet more;
Remember, except 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 that you love Man.Taken from the poem 'Hypocrisy' belonging to 'Tumi Bolo Tumi Bristi Valobaso'.
But when the poor come at your door,
You turn your face aside.
You say you love revolution.
But when revolution calls you,
You fall asleep.''
''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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Forget Me Not
Forget me not,
Forget not me.
Forget day hot,
Keep night with thee.
I will touch you
In thought, in dream.
My love soft dew,
Forget me not,
I won't too you.
You my sweet thought
Calm, green, soft, new.
Men Are My Brothers
Those who are saints, monks or dervishes can live alone;
Leaving men, dwelling in Heaven is not a poet's work.
May be, innumerable miscreants are among the flow of men;
Still I float on that flow touching these men.
Men are my brothers in all countries, religions and languages
And women my sisters. This small planet of men
Are replete with sin and virtue, sorrow and happiness, frustration and hope.
Loyalty and revolt whirl again and again round these men.