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Published in History & Culture, Literature & Language, Poetry Analysis

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The Poem “Asad’s Shirt” One of the childhoods brings back

Mr Shamsur Rahman, who was irregularly graduated in literature, a poetic soul who did wonder in his era. His poetic ink wrote many soul-touching songs. The great Rahman was a Bangladeshi prolific writer and a journalist. Once upon a time, he had not given exams for his three years degree program (Literature). He was an avid reader and a poet. ...

Mr Shamsur Rahman, who was irregularly graduated in literature, a poetic soul who did wonder in his era. His poetic ink wrote many soul-touching songs. The great Rahman was a Bangladeshi prolific writer and a journalist. Once upon a time, he had not given exams for his three years degree program (Literature).

He was an avid reader and a poet. Mr Rahman wrote his first poem at the age when he was eighteen. His life had a memorable U turned that transformed his life and made him more professional when he had read Golpo Guccho (available on Amazon) by Rabindranath Tagore (The book is a collection of 95 Short Stories which are most popular.).

Urdu critic, Shamsur had completed successfully his gradation in English literature from the University of Dhaka.  Despite being a lover of his native language, he wrote poetry in English. He wrote many influential articles and considered one of the key figures in Bengali literature.

He was the one who took the literature of his country to a different level of geographically. Most of the articles were based on secularism, his finest labour of writing earned many awards and recognitions Bangla academy in 1969, Ekunshey Pavdak in 1977, Swadhinata Award in 1991, and many others…) Sometimes his poem takes us into sweet childhood memories, or sometimes it gives better understandings of life. His poem Asad’s shirt is one of those which brings back our childhood reminders.

Poem: "Asad's Shirt" by Shamsur Rahman

Like bunches of blood-red Oleander,
like flaming clouds at sunset, Asad’s shirt flutters In the gusty wind,
in the limitless blue.
To the brother’s spotless shirt, His sister had
sown With the fine gold thread Of her heart’s desire
Buttons which shone like stars;
How often had his ageing mother,
With such tender care,
Hung that shirt out to dry In her sunny courtyard.
Now that self-same shirt Has deserted the mother’s courtyard,
Adorned by bright sunlight And the soft shadow’[…]
The Devotee, The Combatant: Selected.

Poems of Shamsur Rahman (Bengali Literature in English) is available on Amazon. He is the author of more than 80 volumes of poetry.

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