Treasure Island

Farrukh Ahmad

(10 June 1918 - 19 October 1974 / Magura / Bangladesh)

A Moment's Poem


Time - eternal, still. Only the fleeting moments
Swift restless like the wag-tail visit the sea-shore
In the strong tide just like the seasonal birds
And fill the earth with a spectrum-white yellow and blue.

These heavenly birds leave the unknown sky
And rush towards the earth in dusky twilight
For the sighs of life, very intimate to the heart,
And sing in a passionate tone the eternal song.

This poem of a moment, these momentary songs
May not reach that height of music,
May not find its way to success;
They braved for the sea-shore with little capital.
Yet you keep in mind : this worthless momentary song
Discards the minaret's arrogance and prizes the dust.

[Translated by Abdur Rashid Khan]

Submitted: Friday, March 23, 2012
Edited: Friday, March 23, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Moment's Poem by Farrukh Ahmad )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. My mother is telling me, gajanan mishra
  2. The Search, david kush
  3. Belissima, Patricia Spears Jones
  4. Ghosts, Patricia Spears Jones
  5. Let me proceed forward, gajanan mishra
  6. Beloved of God, Patricia Spears Jones
  7. What I Have Not Done for Love, Patricia Spears Jones
  8. Painkiller, Patricia Spears Jones
  9. we choose to be happy, kemurl fofanah
  10. Voices, Pamela Spiro Wagner

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]