'Je Prohor Kuashar Kache Reeni'
SHAMIM Ahmed came up with his second poetry book 'Je Prohor Kuashar Kache Reeni' launched in the book fair 2015. It has already been placed in the best seller list of 2015 and still going strong. I won't call it his second endeavor as I have noticed poetry and his life going hand in hand for an endless period of time. The writer creates poetry from very simple, day to day life to make an ordinary moment extra ordinary. I can only call it his second effort of assimilation to bring it amid the readers. The first poetry book, 'Ek Fota Brishti Hote Jodi' introduced this extremely talented, distinctive, romantic, versatile, deeply thoughtful poet and his poetry to us. We expected it to continue in his second book 'Je Prohor Kuashar Kche Reeni'. The book definitely draws reader's attention to such extent that they can identify life, different aspects of life, love and passion through the poetic eye of Shamim Ahmed. Making general readers to be able to relate life with poetry is the most difficult challenge a poet faces and Shamim Ahmed definitely succeeded in doing so in 'Je prohor Kuashar Kache Reeni' which I find as the most achieving point. The cover is wonderfully done giving a touch of romance from the very beginning when the book is taken in hand.
Shamim Ahmed being an exceptionally straight spoken person in nature loves to address what he believes very straight and forward which is evident in his poetries also. He reiterates that there is nothing joyful about poem and poetry. The poet strongly believes that the best of the best of poetry comes from melancholy, sadness and that poem and happiness cannot go hand in hand. 'The poet of sadness' thus takes us to this breathtaking journey of knowing the known in a very unique and unknown way.
Versatility in choosing the words, extremely rich from literature perspective, 'Je Prohor Kuashar Kache Reeni' should satisfy critics from all aspects and make its position as one of the remarkable poetry books in Bengali Literature. For the readers, the book can take anyone through a mesmerizing journey of words, relate life through poet's vision and get sunken in this extraordinary endeavor to find the meaning of life and love in a very distinctive way. It gives the readers an opportunity to get to know the poet through his poetry and find him extremely passionate, romantic, bold, exclusive, dominating, patriotic and confident in saying and expressing what he wants to. He succeeds in communicating his way of thinking through his poetries which is the poet's ultimate achievement. The book being a best seller has already established its place, and we wish the poet continues his brilliant effort and give us the chance to get drawn more and more deep into poetries and poems and get an opportunity to know life through his extraordinary way of thinking.
The book can be ordered through Rokomari: http://www.rokomari.com/book/95634
Naureen S Rahman is the director of Orbit Communications Limited and a critique of contemporary literature.