A hopeless window
Through which my gaze wanders
Far ahead or tries to go,
Is closed now.
The hinges broken,
Nothing can be seen so,
No longer can I be a flaneur.
To even walk
Is a fear of losing a space.
What would happen to it,
My ledge on the windowsill?
But what is this new shadow?
The purplish black 月.
A modern Fairytale,
Full of rage, of her own loneliness.
Moving in from the far side
Scenic yet terrible, the most beautiful,
A heart yet unknown
Will I settle there finally?
Will we meet someplace else?
No, her shadow will stay on me,
The figure will not come close
Only the sky remains closed off.
Being face to face
My heart wishes to stop,
Lest it hurt again
I end up alone again, naturally.
In front of the broken window
I stray in my thoughts of the moon
The entire world falling too dark
In the eclipse of my mind numbed.
It started with smiles as we walked past
Moved to a wave when we became friends
Then we sat and talked as things progressed
And came to texts, like things meant a lot
Finally on call we poured our hearts.
I know not where we go next,
Because this is a dream come true
You and me, and life seems complete.
Every time that the sun finds me through the windows,
I am still searching,
The gaze, the eyes, they hold me.
When the phone lets out a ring, I rush
If there is a word from you, how can I ignore!
I wait to hear all that you have to say.
Your voice is the one that moves my soul
Makes me weak and crave one meet
To sit and be with you.
You ought to know,
You are the sunshine, keeps my heart going
You are the right one, at the right moment.
I am falling head over heels.
looking for ways to tell,
You are the one, you are what I have been dreaming of.
The fog had returned, but you still did not.
Last year’s festival had faded, the lights, the sound,
All gone from memories,
But the expression of feelings is still there.
There cannot be any mistake
Windows are now shut, no door will open.
The refuge that there was in your arms,
Lost, I lost. I gave it up.
Legions walk past with their shining helmets
Naked weapons flashing, overriding all,
They break, they tear, they strike to destroy.
I am just a spectator on the side of the road.
There is nothing that can change the invasion of the mind,
Whatever came I accepted,
I suffered since nothing I could do against them.
Only you stood in between, you, my shield.
Expectations gave way, the poetry crumbled,
Things have changed since, much like our world’s end.
In the nights of solitude I gaze at the sky
I have my own made up conversations with the Moon.
And the stars chime and giggle at their amazement,
Of looking at the one without any employment.
The Moon asks me, how earth is, it is so far!
I tell all about my slavery, what life has been.
Moon chuckles, for the Moon has endured a loneliness without time.
Sometimes the clouds come in between with their serious voice,
Covering the Moon they stop our words,
They interrupt with their calls for sleep.
Clouds say, human you have been disrupting the calm!
What work you might have talking to the Moon?
It is not your work to let the Moon know about how earth is,
For the Moon does see when everyone else is asleep.
I, puzzled, ask back, why would the Moon only want to see when others sleep?
Clouds reply, the Moon wants to keep all warm,
Those who have no joy in their lives.
I thank the Moon silently before I go to bed,
Watch over me as I dream about a better day, tomorrow,
When again the Moon would be there to talk to me.
এক যে ছিল সে বসে, একা
চোখ ফিরিয়ে নিও না,
হাত ধরবে কি তার সূর্যাস্তের সময়?
দিন নেই রাত নেই
বসে বসে সে ভাবে পাবে কি তোমায়
পাগল সে তোমার তরে এখনও।
মায়া কাড়ে সব
জীবনের খোলস থাকে শুধু
ভেসে চলে আঁধারের যাত্রী কোন অজানায়!
তোমার ছবি থাকে তার মনে
ছায়ার ওপর ছায়া পড়ে অস্তিত্বের আড়ালে
কখনো কি ভেবেছ এই আকাশ শেষ কোথায়?
দূরে সরে যেতে যেতে
কাছেও আসা যায়
যদি মন চায়, কোনো এক সীমানায়!
আকাশ বাতাসে আশা গড়া
শহর প্রান্তর থেকে বেরিয়ে,
পৃথিবী ছেড়ে কোথায় লুকোতে?
চোখের পাতায় ছুয়ে দিলে
এ যে এক স্বপ্ন সত্যি হবার গল্প।
তারার আলোয় হারাবে তাকে
যেখানে ফেলে আসা,
সাগর পারে পায়ের ছাপের ভিড়ে।
শুকনো ফুল ঝরবে যখন
বুকের ভেতর জ্বলবে আগুন
সে শুধু তোমার অপেক্ষায়।
স্মৃতির সাথে মিশে যায় জীবন
দুফোঁটা জল আজ আর আসেনা
মেঘ শুধু আসে আর যায়, বৃষ্টি আনেনা।
সে বসে থাকে,
একা পথে খুঁজে ফেরা পুরোনো দিন
লিলুয়া বাতাস, মন পড়ে থাকে সেথায়।
Speak out for real
What you have been holding so far
Things need to change
From how you have survived all scars
Now live your life without fears.
They do not know how you suffer,
Even if you submit to their power.
Look into the eyes that stare you down
You have to break your chains.
When you come out
No one will stand by you and help
I know it’s not easy
But trust me things will be okay!
You never ever know
How much you can help yourself
More than others
It’s your life and it will stay with you.
No more things will hold you back
Make it happen
You need to break free only once.
There’s a silver lining up there
Things do not remain the same.
Fly to the sky
When you wish to move to another world
There’s a floating palace waiting for you.
Is all it takes to walk away
To yourself in the end.
Move far away after love, so forlorn
Gone, still the heart says no to it,
The vessel of wishes would keep on searching
Still I cannot make the ends meet.
Whenever I stand in front of you
Oh, I cannot speak my dreams
When I am away, I only wish for you.
Torn were all the accessories
Of my feelings hidden behind the futility
Time flowed countless, fairytales wiped away.
Still to get back again I pray.
Dreams are tied by kite strings
Turning musically some things said
Submissive this fancy
Not some pages from a story,
Still in dreams I wish, an entreaty.
What has sailed away should be forgiven
This lovely hellish enchant; but myself, I lose in her.