The door Because I lost you On the first lunar line of the month of Shawwal Search the moon very well You are the full entity in our separation And I I start new one from imperfect water droplets In your worship, My free heart and self-awareness stays awaken ... After remembering you When everyone will be enjoying in the light of the festival, Then I will touch the door of your closed chapel with my hand. By reading my destiny, written in the palm of my hand, May make you mercy on me again I'm tired of people's fake love! We inherit that In the water of Bengal, air and mud The desert moon,before getting lost, the scent of mascara perfume was brought On the back of the camel. In the tasbi of Pokhraj and Akik One hundred and one praiseworthy names are chanted When the Auliyas discovered this Bengal By the peacock colored Sub hi Sadiq, That's when our Eid came with the scent of perfume ... We inherit that Even today, in dates and perfumes In this temperate country, the days of our festivals are celebrated And as soon as the moon rises We smell perfume ... Purification Not the walnut, The water colored picture of our birth has merged in the forest of the Vat in the upstream of the river ... Before getting lost in the moonlight Topaz of Tasbeeh was burning for the last time, How many come to find shadow in the field of Chandmari! After disappearing moon ,our shade is in the tree, The festival of moon has started, Boiling rice in the kitchen at midnight We will become holy at the end of Ramadan, Veins,contaminated in our way of life, The fire of violence Get hidden! In the dried bloody grass. -----------------------------------------------
Masudul Hoq (1968) has a PhD in Aesthetics under Professor Hayat Mamud at Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka,Bangladesh. He is a contemporary Bengali poet,short story writer,translator and researcher. His previous published work includes short stories Tamakbari(1999), The poems Dhonimoy Palok(2000) , Dhadhashil Chaya which translated version is Shadow of Illusion(2005) and Jonmandher Swapna which translated version is Blind Man’s Dream (2010),translated by Kelly J. Copeland. Masudul Hoq also translated T.S. Eliot’s poem , Four Quartets(2012), Allen Ginsburg’s poem, Howl(2018), from English to Bengali. In the late 1990’s for 3 years he worked under a research fellowship at The Bangla Academy. Bangla Academy has published his two research books. His poems have been published in Chinese, Romanian ,Mandarin, Azarbaijanese, Italian,Russian ,Turkish, Nepali and Spanish languages. At present he is a Professor of Philosophy in a government college, Bangladesh.