Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bangladesh The mango-trees in monsoon-rain Lily lilac in sun-lit flame Green meadow Paddy-fields-prem Innocence roam around Beauty bathes Under the beauteous moonlit lake Bangladesh Miss your walk through the silent maze Misty morning Lotus-dame Ekusey Book Fair Evening congregation under the ages-old, ancient oak, banyan and mahogany trees, trails– The Royal Bengal The hilsha, …

Willow

Willow Willow weep Willow weep Seven seas sway and sweep the watery grief of the wavy wisp Woods woebegone Silver spring The Savannah lay stretched and smooth as the scorching sun of the summer stream down the heat of the summery noon O my willow Weep no more I’ve come to comfort you I’ve come …

The Last Refugee

A poem by Shehzar Doja(Bangladesh) and Aleksandra Spaseska (Macedonia) I And here We stand on the edge of Man’s eye, weathered shoulders upon wearier shoulders, the last of Us, remnants of a cold decaying Truth. II Where art thou, Brother? Quo vadis, Brother? left me shattered, spited, sprained, torn apart from mother’s dew silenced was …

Eastwooding!

Eastwooding! Eastwooding at the RNC‘s west wing Why Clint is talking to a chair that has no meaning?! What does it matter who is who, what is him, his? Forget about all the damned political polarization for one minute Look at your left and right Look up and down Look from all sides Who you …

Time

by Sarah Soha   3 am, the bus running fast, From the window I watched the silver moon follow. The wind whispered your name, The stars sketched your face.   I was drunk with memories of you and me, The best wasn’t the one when you got me presents, Or when you got me surprised …

Soothsayer

by Seema N Amin   ‘They believe laughter, laughter is the seventh layer…’   Soothsayer, give me visions of the feast…   A blue-eyed horse, spinning within five columns, such that his waves become friction for the eyes playing circular stone and air hide and seek,     burgundy scabs light the night discoloration of …

What if

WHAT IF What if I die today And I never come back again No surprises to surprise me No smile to fade away What if I admit I never meant what I said Never believed in any of your rites or faiths The womb that gave me birth The tomb that keep me in to …

Love in the rain

by Raisa Tamanna Khan   Dwindling into darkness Crumbling with fear And as I fall down I am swallowed by shadows. Then suddenly, I feel the teardrops falling on my face Oh dear! The mighty teardrops Sliding down from your eyes Sprinkle life on me, reviving my senses. Then the rain comes down Washing away …

Nobody

Nobody Nobody misses you Save yourself Earth is a strange place where humans kill humans Nobody misses you save yourself Let the sun rise Let the sun set Let the full bloom moon shed her magical spell Life is a mystery So is death Today you’re here Tomorrow you’re dead All the material possession, wealth, …

Ma

by Sumaiya Ahsan Bushra   She knew the day I was born I would be stubborn and largely wrong She knew that day I was to be long gone!   She read tales and fables of all sorts, She nurtured with love and care for all She taught it well and taught it hard She …