There stand the hills, drunk with the silence of your eyes….
You open your eyes to rhythm
breathing in the aroma of the mind
Looking up from the pages of Quran Sharif
and looking at mankind
you nurse the ragged people
you nurse the innocent people
caressing with your gentle verse
their desires of living this ordinary life
The stars wander in the comfort of your hands…
Rising upright from pages of poetry
the sublime body quivers
again and again
in the tide of the radiant lamp….
“May time, oh Allah!
May Almighty Time remember
the poems I wrote, and not the warrior
O Mighty Chronicler of time!
pardon my hand that held a weapon
pardon me this blood-stained sword
The chilling lamentation that from my pained pen flow
and all my denouncement
to thee I offer-
In the darkness of one solitary lonely night
when many aeons have gone by
forget me not, dear girl-
But lay a handful of dewdrops
on the tender ribs of Babur- the Poet….”
JHELUM TRIBEDI: Born in 1984, in Ichapore, West Bengal, India, she is a Bengali poet who regularly writes for the leading journals and periodicals of West Bengal and Bangladesh, namely Setubandhan, Kobi Sammelan, Krittibas Masik, Dibaratrir Kabya, Dainik Ittefaq (Bangladesh), Ekush Shatak, Kaler Kantho (Bangladesh), Hawa 49, Sananda, Adwitiya, etc. She writes mostly on the trials and tribulations of Indian women, the conflicts that plague their daily existence. Her first collection of poems ‘Niruddesh Samparkito Ghoshona’ has been published in the International Kolkata Book Fair, 2015. The second collection of poems ‘Brishti Pora Bari’ has been published from Prativas in the International Kolkata Book Fair, 2020. The third collection of poems ‘Akhrot’ has been published from Mississippir Megh in the February, 2021. The English translation of her poems have come out in the form of ‘Memoir Of A Girl’
Born in Asansol, West Bengal, India, Moulinath Goswami writes poetry in Bengali, his mother tongue and in English. Writing is his escape, his meditation. He writes prose and does translations in Bengali and English. He writes regularly for the prominent magazines and periodicals of West Bengal, like Masik Krittibas, Monon, Sahitya Srijoni, Katha, Kalimati Online, Mangrove (Bangladesh), Mon o Mousumi (Mumbai), Kaler Kantho (Bangladesh), Parampara ( West Bengal), Dainik Ittefaq ( Bangladesh), Swinhoe Street, etc. His first collection of poems ‘Dayal’ has been published from Prativas in the International Kolkata Book Fair, 2020. He has participated in the Multi-lingual Writers’ Meet organized by Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal in February 2020, as invitee for prose reading session in Bangla.