Al Mahmud Poems
- By Your Hand I wish I ate the ancient koi of Kurulia fried ...
- In The Valley Of Dreams Once we went on a journey through a...
- In This Fascination Wandering over the whole world, I come ...
- Partition Of Heritage Why don't forget if you can? Forget ...
- Comes More Not Keeping the stone of Paharpur on the left ...
- The Shame Of Return To catch the last train I reached the ...
- Heart-Penetrating Sight Last night Death drove its hand into ...
Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud commonly known as Al Mahmud is a Bangladeshi Poet, novelist, short-story writer. He is considered as one of the greatest Bengali poets emerged in 20th century. His work in Bengali poetry is dominated by his copious use of regional dialects. In 1950s he was among those Bengali poets who were outspoken by writing about the events of Bengali Language Movement, nationalism, political and economical repression and struggle against West Pakistan Government.
Early Life and Career
He was born in Morail Village, Brahmanbaria District, Bangladesh. Mahmud started his career as a journalist. He came into recognition after Lok Lokantor was published in ... more »
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By Your Hand
I wish I ate the ancient koi of Kurulia
fried especially by your own hand.
I wish sitting like a crow in the veranda of Munsi House
I enjoyed your scrubbing.
Would you say then, 'Who the bull there?'
Nobody realises more than me
the beauty of waves of your black hair
broken down on back.
Yet you waiving your hands
showed me the way to the city.
[Translated by Sayeed Abubakar from Sonali Kabin]
Translator's not: Koi: A kind of fish