Ekram ALI

Rookie (01.07.1950 / Village Teghoria, District Birbhum, West Bengal, India.)

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Ekram Ali (born 1 July 1950) is a noted Indian Bengali poet and critic. Born in a small village named Teghoria (Dist. Birbhum, West Bengal) of a Bengali Muslim parentage. Before he came to Kolkata and took up journalism in a Bengali daily news paper- Aajkaal, Ekram was brought up in Birbhum. more »

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The story of a flute

Down the rock layers, veins of trees, leaves
Its melody used to flow over in waves from inside the hills
A few tourists and pilgrims
Stood silent on the periphery of that melody

And away on the other side of the hills
A demon's flute always played behind his bag-of-bones cattle,
Blighted crop, pregnant demon wife





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The hill comes down low here
And again rises high steep over there
With grass, earth, black rocks and woods

In the low depression in the middle
A thin and drizzling fountain ...

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