Shabdakunja English New Year Issues:
Bunches Poetry of New Year
Poems by Mahfuz Al-Hossain
Shabdakunja English New Year Issue
Bunches poetry of New Year
POEMS BY MAHFUZ AL-HOSSAIN
Wise winter knows it very well
how strong autumn’s influences on mother nature.
That’s why she is very much shy of coming
for a prolonged stay with us as scheduled;
And keeps her vulture eyes on stocks
and delivery of woolen rugs, suitings and pullover.
Due to soothing air street dwellers’ season- long
camp-fire cum veggie- BBQ parties ridiculed.
Coffee workers are enjoying nowadays
their double rated wage benefits for extra hours.
Non-stop quizzes and tests
are welcome for long Christmas -new year break.
Resort guys are busy in making
convertible beds for incoming honey-mooners;
And we’re yet to ready for welcoming you dear winter,
for a pair of meaty hand glove’s sake.
Each pain that drizzles out onto this alien earth plane-
Had an invasive plan to be grown as a chromatic flower
causing fatal attractions or a monstrous monsoon hurricane .
Sometimes it takes a grotesque name-
Replaced frequently with relational change;
Sometimes spreading odd odors,
Very often It takes shelter inside within you-
or beside your windowpane;
You don’t think of ignoring its ghostly existence-
being a fuzzy-logic human or an altruistic insane .
I am saving few more dew drops in a crystal glass jar
for washing your feeble fragile feet
I am posting some surreal snapshots to make
your adorable adolescent album complete
I am tired of milking some nectarines
from your passive paragraphs of rosy refusal
I am getting crazy -cool and partying nonstop
to celebrate your blissful betrayal
At this scorching heat of oven -baked humidity
Drizzles of late September can bring tranquility
Sugar-coated email sent for minty airs to come
No glittering drops as yet from dews of autumn
Think for a while why they’re showing reluctance
Don’t be dogmatic in approaching that defiance
Ain’t our fault racing towards glam nothingness
Time is running out to make a climatic confess….
Once I issued you
a blank cheque letting you
Strolling into my
marshmallow melancholic mood
Since then you’re applying
apocalyptic Boolean algebra
Toying with its volatile variables virtually
Your psychedelic bredcrumbing and benching
Enveloping around everything
within my lackluster left hemisphere
Imprinting extraterrestrial emoticons
from your rhapsody repository of trapshooting tyrannies
© Mahfuz Al-Hossain*
Amina’s Pearl, Mirpur, Dhaka
* Internationally reputed Bilingual poet, Essayist, Literary critic and Translator based on Dhaka ; Associate Editor of ‘Shaluk’ ; Editorial board member: ‘Litinfinite’, Kolkata, India; Admin. of global literary groups : ‘Poetry and Literature World Vision’ & ‘ETERNORAMA’; Working for National University, Bangladesh as Registrar. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org