Sayeed Abubakar

Silver Star - 3,015 Points (21 September 1972 / Jessore / Bangladesh)

A Fairy Tale - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

Once these paths were rivers,
these fields the processions of water.

One day on these paths used to go a princess in pea-cock boat.
On these paths with huge goods the merchants used to move.

These paths were rivers,
these fields the processions of water.

In these fields the silvery fishes, touching the uprising waves,
how nicely rolled up and down in the dark water!

Pedestrian,
have I told you a fairy tale?

[Translation of Bangla poem 'Rupkotha' taken from the first book 'Pronoyer Prothom Pap' (1996) ]


Comments about A Fairy Tale by Sayeed Abubakar

  • Gold Star - 8,086 Points Bharati Nayak (8/10/2015 8:53:00 AM)

    Very beautiful poem representative of deep emotions that flow underneath like a river where dreams float like princess on a peacock-boat.Emotions dance to highs and lows like silver fish in dark water.Thank you for sharing such a marvelous poem. (Report) Reply

    Silver Star - 3,015 Points Sayeed Abubakar (8/10/2015 10:33:00 AM)

    Many many thanks to you, dear poet, for your nice comment.

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  • Gold Star - 10,101 Points Heather Wilkins (8/21/2014 6:58:00 PM)

    a good translation enjoyed the read (Report) Reply

    Silver Star - 3,015 Points Sayeed Abubakar (8/22/2014 8:06:00 AM)

    Thanks, dear poet.

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/29/2014 10:18:00 AM)

    Nature perserves the nature and we being a part of it for the sake of its beatification we destrored we put poison and still a slow poison is put by us we the self destroyer, and our end....Allah know better (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,649 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (8/1/2013 7:12:00 AM)

    wow, i like this poem.
    there are many have beens that young people never knew of
    and it is so nice that at least they would have a glimpse of those such as this fairy tale of yours. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 366 Points Poetheart Morgan (2/11/2013 5:31:00 PM)

    But the nature prevails always. Thanks god! Well done Poet and thanks for sharing with us your poetry! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Waseem A Malla (1/5/2013 10:58:00 AM)

    a nice poem... Genuine concern.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 916 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (12/6/2012 8:40:00 AM)

    That the paths which were rivers and the fields processions of water have all now vanished makes you tell a fairy tale.Wonderful! Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,017 Points Musfiq Us Shaleheen (11/29/2012 3:26:00 AM)

    nicely deliver the time under a buried river. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Abaka Blessing (11/19/2012 5:19:00 AM)

    nice illustration, nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,765 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/11/2012 11:46:00 PM)

    A pretty poem with river imagery that is great to picture. Like it lots. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,770 Points * Sunprincess * (11/5/2012 8:27:00 AM)

    wow..thanks for writing this it shows how man is destroying
    mother nature by building shopping malls, roads, parking lots
    and such..excellent write.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,015 Points Sayeed Abubakar (11/5/2012 7:04:00 AM)

    Thanks, dear Mirna Morgan. If you ever come in Bangladesh, you will find how true my poem is in the context of my dear motherland. We have lost almost all our big and small rivers. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 366 Points Poetheart Morgan (11/5/2012 5:39:00 AM)

    They took your river but remains a path! ! ! Not so good but at least something is there! Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,999 Points Neela Nath Das (5/1/2012 10:41:00 AM)

    Very nice translation.I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 96 Points Yoseph Lupu (5/8/2011 5:42:00 AM)

    A nice opoem, which goes on as a imagination river...I like it! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,613 Points Seema Chowdhury (4/16/2011 8:28:00 AM)

    Nice theme and good translation. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, August 4, 2014


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