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Sitting on the peak of mountain, whose face
frequently I see; walking with my beloved
on the streets of Rome, whose words I remember;
like a pet pigeon, to whom my heart and body
come back when the sun sets; setting whose eyes
into my eyes, I see the beauty of a yellow bird
and seeing the prosaic fly of crow and shalik
I get every day speechless both in joy and wonder-

she is my Bangladesh, as dearest to me as water for thirst
at a noon of Chaitra; in a winter-morning she is my shawl
of Kashmir, my safe home during a storm and rain, and the sail
of my good luck upstream swelling like a tandur-bread.
Writing my name on that sail, I, the last boatman of century,
have started rowing my boat laying stake to life.

*shalik- a kind of bird * tandur- a kind of big bread

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:57:00 PM
    Congratulations, in Cyndi's "LOVE LETTERS TO THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: " always & forever * Linda

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    Date: 7/7/2013 9:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Where were u, fear friend?
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 8:18:00 PM
    This is absolutely stunning and elegantly written, Sayeed...I am both greatful and honored to have discovered your poetry sir - Tim

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 7:39:00 PM

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 8:08:00 PM
    Congratz on your win, Sayeed :)

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 5:13:00 PM
    Beautiful tribute to your homeland. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 1:46:00 PM
    Sayeed congrats on your fantastic win. Enjoyed reading it. Connie

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 4:14:00 AM
    congratulations on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:04:00 PM
    Sayeed, this is an incredible poem... I was blown away. Thank you for entering it, sharing it with me... true art! True craft! Smiles from Cyndi

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 7:52:00 AM
    This poem is on Bangladesh, my motherland.