Sofiul Azam

Rookie - 361 Points (January19,1981 / Bangladesh)

Sofiul Azam Poems

41. Impasse 7/21/2016
42. The Twins' Pilgrimage 7/21/2016
43. Ripostes 7/21/2016
44. Granny's Quilt 7/21/2016
45. Waiting For A Package 7/22/2016
46. To Robert Lowell 7/22/2016
47. Translation 7/22/2016
48. To Osip Mandelstam 7/22/2016
49. Itch Of Maternity 10/15/2008
50. Smile, Just Smile 1/8/2009
51. Blueprint Of Lies 5/18/2009
52. Burns And Blisters 6/21/2009
53. Bottles Of Anxiety 6/21/2009
54. Wounds Are Forever 6/30/2009
55. Rhetoric Of Errors 6/30/2009
56. Alphabet Of Compromise 9/7/2008
57. Shakespeare’s Quills 12/2/2005
58. Apostles Of The New Age 9/16/2005
59. The Betrayal 8/8/2005
60. Somewhere Around Despair 7/25/2005
61. St. George And The Dragon 8/27/2005
62. In Love With A Gorgon 3/23/2005
63. The House Of Rumours 3/23/2005
64. Disjecta Membra 3/28/2005
65. The Defeat 3/28/2005

Comments about Sofiul Azam

  • Teresa Juhasz (7/17/2005 4:40:00 AM)

    I have now read about you, as well as a handful of your poems and it was certainly my pleasure to have done so. You have left me speechless, not to mention extremely curious to why such a well educated man with a gift to string together words in the most artistic way, leaving the colour to bleed between the lines, creating a page that no longer appears anything less than a painting in a Cathedral and makes me feel as if I was holding your beating heart in the palm of my hands.

    All my life I have wondered both wide and far. Learning to listen to my heart’s instant whispers. Learning to write about what I love and in return to love what I have written. Spreading my wings, soaring high into the sky, where there is another life of sense and thoughts. Amongst the clouds my pen is set free and my heart begins to bleed the ink. The sky gives me the beauty in telling my agony as well as my happiness. My writing, an art of creation, I breath in the words as if they were fresh air. Breathing out, I spread them across the sky, so they can begin to take on a life of their own.

    I hope that you will reply quite soon. Thank you so much …Teresa

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  • Sofiul Azam (7/17/2005 4:30:00 AM)

    Linda M. Stitt, renowned Canadian poet and my well-wisher, has sent her comment about my poetry in an e-mail:

    I have just read some of your poetry and found it profound and compelling, full of rich language and powerful imagery. I wish you every success with your work.

  • Sofiul Azam (7/17/2005 4:28:00 AM)

    Linda Rogers, renowned Canadian poet and my well-wisher, has sent her comment about my poetry in an e-mail:

    I enjoyed reading your poems. You have what I call the Indian eye for intense, passionate and compassionate images.

Best Poem of Sofiul Azam

The Defeat

for my father

The King saw his chiefs stand like the deaf
(brave sepoys stirred blood in their veins,
yet weapons fell down dead on the battlefield)
and watched their conspiracy of silence stage the defeat.

His face was smeared with mud of defeat;
no way out of enduring bits of derivative shame.
Nothing would have occurred if he'd split hair in anger,
for he'd known pretty well: no solace in the retreat.

Getting on board the boat on the snaky Bhagirathi;
burnt in the flames of hunger along with his family
he saw things as they are, for...

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The House Of Rumours

(for Monira Qais)

I had just slipped straight from my mother’s womb
into this house where rumours breed like spawn,

and the grown-ups grinned as I stood like a torso;
my eyes blinked at the dazzle of their carnival lights.

And the lords of life told I’d just be freaking out;

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