Sofiul Azam

Rookie - 361 Points (January19,1981 / Bangladesh)

Sofiul Azam Poems

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

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

Alphabet Of Compromise


I'm afraid fears often creep into you like splinters
as you hear him once again - drunk, bumping
into the door. He slaps you hard, kicks the hell

outta you in the corner, drags you to bulldoze
you flattened on the bed. Sometimes, it leads to
a temporary falling out; amid the pungent smells

of garlic, chilies and corianders in the kitchen,
you remember how rough he ploughed you like
a tiller in the tropics, and the dreams you had

never shot nor bloomed out of your womb.


Often in the kitchen, a bit sullied by gas-smudge, ...

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The Betrayal

"... to be alone. Because it's not your enemies who condemn you to solitude, it's your friends." - from The Joke by Milan Kundera

Everyday people say it's my heart
that arches over life like a bridge
making way from happiness to misery.
All of my feelings that bloomed for friends
like flowers in an oasis are now cold
as prehistoric icebergs in the North pole.

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