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    Thursday

    Poem: Return home



    Return Home
    by Jibonanondo Das
    When I return to the banks of the Dhansiri, to this Bengal,
    Not as a man, perhaps, but as a salik bird or white hawk.
    As a dawn crow in this land of autumn's new rice harvest,
    I'll float upon the breast of fog one day in the shade of a jackfruit tree.
    Or I'll be some young girl's pet duck, ankle bells upon her reddened feet
    I'll spend the day floating on duckweed-scented waters.
    When again I come, smitten by Bengal's rivers and fields, to this
    Green and kindly land, Bengal, moistened by the Jalangi river's waves;
    Perhaps I'll watch the buzzards soar on sunset's breeze,
    Or listen to a spotted owl screeching from a simul tree branch,
    A child scatters puffed rice upon the grass of some home's courtyard.
    On the Rupsa river's murky waters a youth perhaps steers his boat
    Its torn white sail reddish clouds scud by, and in the darkness,
    Coming to their nest, I shall see white herons
    Among them all is where you'll find me.
    (Translation of one of my my favourite Bengali poems, in memory of the Independence day of Bangladesh tomorrow, December 16th)


    4 Comments:

    At 6:55 PM, December 15, 2005, Blogger Simika said...

    did u translate this?

    shimi - do u know i think u should look into translating the works of bangla people - u do a really good job!

     
    At 11:56 AM, December 25, 2005, Blogger Tazzy said...

    arey nah. I found it online, didn't mention who translated it:P
    pff. Me and translate poetry that would the day :( I barely understand it.
    :) fiction maybe, not poetry. I'll leave that to you ;)

     
    At 6:28 PM, December 26, 2005, Blogger Simika said...

    dude - please i remember that "eighteen" poem you wrote for Qara magazine. I still love it!

     
    At 7:37 PM, December 26, 2005, Blogger Tazzy said...

    'eighteen' ?
    Oh yes Shukanto's 'Atharo bochor boyosh'!
    sigh.
    Yes loved and still love that poem.

    Hmm well now if I'm ever able to translate Tagore's 'Shadaron Meye' that might amount to something.

     

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