SMR (04-09-1946 / Jessore, Bangladesh)

Naior One

You're leaving, and look the clouds of the sky pour down in dejection
The whistles of the afternoon train felt extremely painful
Prospective poem too failed to touch the indolence of the evening
You've left, so the torch of the fire-works dived into the earth
You; ve left so there's no restriction in celebrating savageness
Being lonely and sleepless I remain brooding unmindful
Where the crimson bra of your white blouse emit lusty smell
And brings damage in the nostrils, that restrict the aroma of Chhatim flower

Immediately after your departure Sheuli and Sarat go away
The aroma of your long hair moves through the afternoon wind
Dove-pair fly away touching your shadow
The train moves by Moshakhali and Dhirashram and the earth quiver
You leave and I stay behind with pains of expectations in my heart
Both of us drove the chariot of separation towards our re-unification.

(Original in Bangla by Farid Hossain Dulal)
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Naior = Homecoming. Visit of married damsels to her parents home from her in-laws house. It was a tradition in rural Bangladesh to send married damsels to her parents house once a year

by Siddique Mahmudur Rahman

Comments (1)

You leave and I stay behind with pains of expectations in my heart Both of us drove the chariot of separation towards our re-unification. thank you for the poets note..... i really needed it to understand the poem. a lovely poem. thank you very much. tony