(An International Journal of Poetry)
ISSN 2249 Ė2178
Volume-3 DECEMBER -2013 Number-2
A Fragrant Tale
by Masud Khan
The world is full of misleading, minus signs and foul smells
At times, the world feels as heavy and unbearable
As the weight of a sonís dead body on his dadís shoulder,
Or as stressful as playing the role of a dead soldier,
Or as formidable as a physically challenged personís
† ascent up a mountain
Or as painful as caring for a precocious, traumatized child...
Nevertheless, occasionally such stress-laden memories will blur,
And suddenly, wafting on the windís sudden mood swing,
A fragrant moment comes oneís way!
[Translated from the Bengali by Fakrul Alam]