Maruful Islam’s Anisuzzaman | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 06, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 06, 2020


Maruful Islam’s Anisuzzaman

I can never use the past tense verbs in your case

Let this be a deviation from grammatical rules

How can I bring myself to say

Rest in eternal peace hereafter?


Every day I sought out your company

And you've been there, always

How is it that all on a sudden

I've to say now you're no more… no more?

Here's still your radiant presence

Voice as glowing as diamond

Smile as pleasant as Parijat flowers

In your eyes are embedded

The dreams and hopes of fifty-six thousand square miles

The fountain of love flowing in every expression

Your existence, to me, is abundant sunshine

And the mellow moonbeams of night.


The translator is Assistant Professor at Central Women's University.

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