Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, April 23, 2017 07:53:21 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Poem

Noblest Man

By
15th-Aug-2016       Readers ( 377 )   0 Comments
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all (0) »

Belal Chowdhury  :

They may appear in thousand years, a handful one or two
Their fame spreads all around for good deeds, they themselves
Sanctify their lives - the noble ones, they fill the fallow lands
By cultivating golden crops.

He came in this way by illuminating all ten sides, in the family of Sheikhs
Lying on the lap of his parents at a remote and faraway village,
-We know people age, environments change, and the plant raises its head.

Does the river also grow old? I don't know.
But she is always restless, resolute and rebellious.
It doesn't take long to realize while listening to the reckless ripples of its waves.
In perilous shape its current becomes unstoppable, flowing parallel to the meandering Modhumati ..
 
Beautiful like its own name, Baigar came out of its own heart
Hazy rows of trees donned its dilapidated banks on both sides,
Amid diverse hazards were his confident movements;
There was hunger, poverty, want and a grey picture of nature all around
Observing keenly these pale miserable faces in his early hours
He could realize, 'these numb and dumb mouths shall have to be given speech'.

Rosy smile in abundance shall have to be brought to the faces of the exploited
-And to dedicate himself in that onerous task he had to be
A daring sailor in a vast sea, a fully focused and combative boatman.

His was not the path of compromise; he was a voyager of inaccessible roads  
Confronting obstacles at every step, he faced one struggle after another throughout his life.
Oblivious of where his wife, children, parents, brothers, sisters and relatives lived.
 
He belonged to the whole country, the entire nation: he was the loftiest man of the century.
With virtues and failings he was a pure-Bangalee, generous and unbounded like the blue sky.
He could not be moved by the thought of gains or losses, greed or partiality.

Crushing the mountain of barriers he was bent on moving ahead
Lean and thin, his head was forever held high, verily a simple and plain patriot.

Leaving behind an indebted nation, with his kith, kin and companions,
He left us smilingly by dropping his own blood from the heart
-Hoping even then that smiles would appear on the faces of teeming millions.

The people of Bangla are distressed a lot, though they seek very little,
Let them find a little happiness, and laugh to their heart's content
-Only this was his pure, sincere and simple desire.

Translation: Helal Uddin Ahmed


You, The Pole Star
Shihab Sarkar

Darkness fades as decades go by
The fiends of the cruel night crumble into dust
The clusters of poison-fruit fall
one day-rotten and withered and stinking.

You see a maiden path in the dark of the wilds?
An apocalyptic night of tsunamis swallowed our
dreams in the small hours of Sravana,
We've seen the dance of black monsters
in the sun-bathed, wistful Bengal after the war.

But the paws of darkness clawed at my
vitals, they gouged out my eyes
The wind stopped amid groans of the tongueless,
In a grave at Tungipara was lowered the Pole Star,
On the stairs of the 32 echoed the blood-stained boots
The orphaned pair of spectacles lied motionless.

But see, his smoking pipe still exuded a serene warmth.

Then the new star came up in the evening sky
None had noticed it in the sky before,
As the night turned deeper, the star shone brighter
 In the morning sky the star keeps shining,
Who'll resist us, primordial darkness has died down
Hyenas won't burst into laughters anymore.

Look,.there shines the Pole Star
Rusts get swept away from nightmares.
I take a long, fresh breath

The earth awash with starlight flooding the stifling dark.

Sravana : The second month of the season of monsoon in Bengal.
Translation: Shihab Sarkar himself

0 Comments. Share your thoughts also.
Write a comment
Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

Pacer Taskin becomes Atom Gum brand ambassador


Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Atom Gum, a product of PRAN Confectionery Limited, said a press release.It was announced by Shakhawat Ahamed, head of marketing of PRAN Confectionery Limited at a program held in the city's hotel on Saturday. The Tiger pacer will ...

Cricket »

Shakib new T20 I Captain of Bangladesh Cricket team


Sports Reporter :Shakib Al Hasan has been appointed Captain of Bangladesh National Cricket (T20 I) team.Earlier, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the Captain of Bangladesh National Cricket (ODI & T20 I) team declared his retirement from T20 I format. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Saturday that best all-rounder of world cricket ...

Editorial »

Dengue : Now an annual visitor


THE capital is yet again experiencing an early outbreak of dengue and untimely rains may be to blame. Like last year, Aedes mosquitoes, transmitter of the dengue virus, have bred early this year alarming authorities and city dwellers and health officials say there are chances their number would be larger, ...

Entertainment »

Mosharraf, Jui`s Eid play Shob Choritro Kalponik Noi


Entertainment Report :On the occasion of coming Eid, popular celebrity couple Mosharraf Karim and Robena Reza Jui worked together in a special play titled Shob Choritro Kalponik Noi. They also acted in the play like real life characters. Shooting of the play was done recently in the city’s Uttara area. ...

Entertainment »

What Kangana has to say about Azaan controversy


Actress Kangana Ranaut says she has no problems with Azaan but feels what Sonu Nigam said should be respected and discussed.  Sonu Nigam, in a series of tweets, had described the use of loudspeakers to broadcast sermons and calls to prayers by mosques, temples and gurudwaras as hooliganism. When asked ...

City »

Human capacity for achieving SDGs underscored


Right based civil society organizations urged the government to put effective strategies and actions to increase human capacity locally in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They also opined that the human capacity would see a surge once the government strengthens its institutional capacity and provides platforms for ...

International »

Russian FM presses Tillerson over Syria probe


AFP, Moscow :Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced "regret" in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria.In the call with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson which "took place at US initiative," Lavrov raised the probe ...

Editorial »

Over-dependence on Indian electricity supply


ENERGY sector deals signed with Indian companies so far clearly indicate how India has been singularly un-tapping our energy market making us disproportionately dependent on the big neighbour. These contracts as reported by a national daily on Friday including those signed early this month had already handed over the largest ...

Entertainment »

Neel Monihar Lucky Akhand


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :When we recall the memories of old sad romantic songs the name of legendary singer-composer Lucky Akhand will come first. He will last long forever in the minds of many music lovers by virtue of his outstanding rendering style and composition who died on April 21 after ...

Cricket »

Inhabitants of Satkhira unhappy as Mustafiz cannot play in IPL


Sports Reporter :The inhabitants of Satkhira are not happy as Mustafizur Rahman cannot play in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. Earlier, 'Wonder Boy' Mustafizur Rahman showed a gimmick performance in his debut of IPL. He played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and played a key role for Sunrisers Hyderabad to clinch the ...

City »

Bangladesh Krishak Samity and Bangladesh Khetmajur Samity staged a demonstration in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Friday to meet its various demands including declaration of flood-affected haor areas as disaster-prone areas.


.

International »

Putin says Russian people will choose his successor via ballot box


Reuters, Moscow :Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that only the Russian people will choose who succeeds him as president, through the electoral process.Russia will hold a presidential election in March next year. Putin has not said whether he will run or not, but is widely expected to go for what ...

Editorial »

Stop false cases to keep in jail without trial


SUPREME Court Legal Aid Committee (SCLAC) Chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim said on April 18 a specific law is required to rehabilitate people released after languishing in custody for long periods due to delay in trial proceedings, as per a report of a local daily. Under the law of tort, ...

Sports »

Serena expecting baby this year


Sports Desk :It's another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant - and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won the Australian Open.A spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: "I'm happy to confirm Serena ...

City »

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, among others, at a rally organised by the party at the Jatiya Press Club on Thursday in protest against enforced disappearance of the party leaders including M Ilias Ali.


 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news