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12:00 AM, August 27, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 27, 2016

Commitment

Translated from the Bengali: Shamsul Faiz



In the coming spring I will love you

After the incomplete kiss.

There will drop some dried leaves.

Wiping out the foot-signs

There will be written new murmuring time.

After the deep silence in this way

Comes the follower-sunlight,

Day script, the engraved future.

You mind it we are the morning

Rising from the stone inscription

These palm lines, punctuation-marks,

Bone and marrow memory 

The perspiration-bead

I have the soaked hand here.

Here will be spring-festival

After the end of humidity.

            II

I have written the commitment

In the screaming of tears and dejection.

I have written love in unwritten daily journal.

The violent jump of the continual water –fall

In the moderate heart.

Being floated in the ongoing stream

I have also the perturbed day of dolphin

Yet at the end of last Chaitra-festival.

In water and moonlight

I have written you the sounds

Of rowing by narrow boats

There comes  the songs of distant immersing

By fish-fins before the hostile air.

The Bengali version was first published in the 

Eid issue of Prothom Alo.

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