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  • Autumn Fragment
    Autumn Fragment

    November, where are the mists of yesteryear?

  • Searching

    A pebble ran to a beach in search of a home

  • Catmoir

    Cats are to be hated. And their whining, which some might lovingly...

  • Port of Tranquility

    On a sun baked plateau, infused with the hue of stained blood and...

  • History is Muse
    History is Muse

    The muse offers herself in full glory;

  • Flashback

    The idea of this poem came to Shahidul in 2012, soon after his...

  • Now that It's August Cry out in Sorrow

    Now that it's August, cry out in sorrow Bengalis!

  • August is the Cruellest Month

    Shamsur Rahman's “Song of Electra,” is a poem about a daughter lamenting her father's inopportune death. He is really none other than the father of our nation who was snatched from us one dark August night in 1975.

  • Silent but Near

    It is true that Rashid Karim Gholam Murshed, aka Rashid Karim, surrendered his physical life to death. But it is not true that he gave

  • Orange Man from Netrakona

    Besides daily errands, Aklima Begum had barely been outside her Dhanmondi apartment in months. At first there seemed no plan to it.

  • On Retiring

    Six professors of the Department of English of Dhaka University retired recently and were given a farewell on the occasion. The following poems were penned for this occasion.

  • Rabindranath’s 76th death anniversary being observed

    The 76th death anniversary of the Bard of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore is observed.

  • From Dhaka and Dirty Dialectics:

    But, Dhaka, I hear your sepoy in the attic say, as he fashions his life after the size and shape of a solitude more tenacious than my

  • Dhaka Landing

    Dhaka was still slumbering. The sun was yet to come up, and the silence spread over the pitched road was yet to be swallowed by the

  • Two Idiots in Dhaka

    That building over there—that is the High Court!

  • Tears of Unmet Love

    Once upon a decade, a lost soul had fallen in love with the flaws of another one. He saw beauty in the eccentricity of her grey skin,