The Other Side of the River | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 10, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 10, 2018

Poetry

The Other Side of the River

Under the perky moon

Sitting by my beloved

Surrounded with the guitar

I regret:

 

Under this perky moon

Sitting by the shaheed-minar

With my dotara

Alone

I'll sing Lalon:

When will I be united with my desired bird?

For thousand days!

Wouldn't that be romantic?

 

Under the filmy-blue sky

Being a roadside Chakma-boy

I'll curse Him:

Madhusudon! You metaphysical motherchod!

As the honeymoon couple won't throw a coin

At me

While travelling to Sajek Valley.

Such a revolt, no?

 

Mehedi Hasan's writings have been published in The Daily Star, The Daily Observer, The Independent, The Wagon Magazine (Chennai, India), Arts & Letters- Dhaka Tribune and also in some other literary magazines.


 

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