Category: Literature

Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi – My Heart Has Become Able

Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi – My Heart Has Become Able

My heart has become able To take on all forms. It is a pasture for gazelles, For monks an abbey. It is a temple for idols And for whoever circumambulates it, the Kaaba. It is the tablets of the Torah And also the leaves of the Koran. I believe in...

Walt Whitman – Weave in, My Hardy Life

Walt Whitman – Weave in, My Hardy Life

Weave in, weave in, my hardy life, Weave yet a soldier strong and full for great campaigns to come, Weave in red blood, weave sinews in like ropes, the senses, sight weave in, Weave lasting sure, weave day and night the weft, the warp, incessant weave, tire not, (We know...

Guilty Eye - Golam Kibria

Guilty Eye – Golam Kibria

“Hey, Nida, ” Kezban tried to catch my face. But I acted like nothing happened. At last kezban crossed the road and grabbed my hand.  “Why avoiding us? ” Oh Eda is also with her. I didn’t notice her before. Kezban and Nida are my friends. “I’d better be going,...

Ralph Waldo Emerson  –  The Visit

Ralph Waldo Emerson – The Visit

Askest “How long thou shall stay?” Devastator of the day! Know, each substance and relation Thorough nature’s operation, Hath its unit, bound, and metre, And every new compound Is some product and repeater, Product of the early found. But the unit of the visit, The encounter of the wise, Say...

Jalaluddin Rumi  –  I am part of the load

Jalaluddin Rumi – I am part of the load

I am part of the load Not rightly balanced I drop off in the grass, like the old Cave-sleepers, to browse wherever I fall. For hundreds of thousands of years I have been dust-grains floating and flying in the will of the air,  often forgetting ever being in that state,...

Ibn Araby - The hand of trial

Ibn Araby – The hand of trial

I wonder at the house He has built and shaped, placing therein a noble spirit, putting it to the trial. He destroyed it utterly, as if He had not built it. Who can put it together for me, who can make it last? He knew full well what He had...

A Pair of Shoes

A Pair of Shoes  – Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

“Hey Jashim, Look what I found.” “You are so lucky, Zaid. This shoe almost looks brand new. I wonder why they threw it into the dustbin. Must be nice being rich. You can dump your good shoe and buy a new one. You are really lucky, you know. You can sell...

One-time life

One-time life – Muhammad Saifuddin

They say you get your life for once only So, enjoy it, Seize the moment. But it’s not true. You, with every passing second, get a new breath meet new people, greet new environments, breed new plants, gain new creeds. Even your old possessions become newer by becoming older with...

Mr. Season

Mr. Season – Kazi Falguni Eshita

He’s about ten years younger to me. That’s what attracts me to him, you see. I call him Season, that’s what his name means, A sibling from a different set of parents he seems. He’s almost a skeleton, with the face of a child. I have to be loving, or...

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman । Song of the Open Road, I

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.  Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune, Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous...

Jalaluddin Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi । The Breeze at Dawn

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back...

Rudyard Kipling । Cities and Thrones and Powers

Rudyard Kipling । Cities and Thrones and Powers

Cities and Thrones and Powers, Stand in Time’s eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die: But, as new buds put forth, To glad new men, Out of the spent and unconsidered Earth, The Cities rise again. This season’s Daffodil, She never hears What change, what chance, what chill,...

Ibn Arabi An । Ocean without Shore

Ibn Arabi An । Ocean without Shore

I marveled at an Ocean without shore, and at a Shore that did not have an ocean; And at a Morning Light without darkness, and at a Night that was without daybreak; And then a Sphere with no locality known to either fool or learned scholar; And at an azure...

There Was… By Muhammad Saifuddin

There Was… By Muhammad Saifuddin

There was empty seat But I preferred to stand. There were people to fall in love with Instead I stayed alone. There were open doors I didn’t enter though The light was green on the traffic signal I didn’t cross There were my friends Waiting for me at the opposite...

Four Poems by Ahmed Saif

Four Poems by Ahmed Saif

1. The brightest light glitters from a face that is dark. Color is an illusion. 2. The day before yesterday, A boy took his own life And with this boy killing himself We all became guilty of a murder. We are responsible for suicide 3. Your eyes closed. Your hands...

If you are gossiping to others, then you will become a hater.

Never Gossip । aysal Bin Mahmud

Sometimes I win, sometimes I learn. I never failed and nothing’s lost. If anybody loves me, I love them. If anyone hates me, I don’t care. Because I know better, who I am. And my lord knows the best, how I am. Oh, my brothers, don’t tell ?others. what I...

Mr. Season

Let and Let Not । Muhammad Saifuddin

Let the wind be blown over you so that you can At times feel the warmth of a cold wind. Let the water that is coming from the sewage Touch you so that at times you can know what odor is. Let the harsh words go over into your understanding...

I was only 20 years old when I started writing. My father was one of those little paid employees, who worked all day on a desk filled with documents and files

Joe’s Pen । Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

I was only 20 years old when I started writing. My father was one of those little paid employees, who worked all day on a desk filled with documents and files. My mother died because of an illness 7 years ago. Obviously, we couldn’t spend little money for her medical...