Point to be noted!

Point to be noted!

May 26

  Some of us are super excited seeing a video clip, which has to some extent gone viral especially among the Muslim community.  It was a piece collected from Mr. Modi’s – the Indian Prime Minister- speech that he gave on March 17, 2016 in Global Forum For Peace, Tolerance And Unconditional Love in New Delhi. I found it quite interesting. He was talking about the literal meaning of ‘Islam’...

Never Match

Never Match

May 23

They want bullets, bombs, battles We want bread, butter, beans. They want wrath, weapon, war We want warmth,  wage, work.   Our wishes never match!     23 May 2016 Greiger, KSA...

I am just a name!

I am just a name!

May 14

  Today I am dead! In the afternoon I will be buried in a five feet, three feet earthen casket. Three handful of sigh will be poured over my grave. Tomorrow I am going to get five inch, three inch coverage in the local newspaper. A mouthful obituary with well-chosen modifiers! On the third day I am just a name! Then what all this fuss about? Md. Shahrear Talukder 10 May 2016 Greiger, Abha,...

All Poets are Refugees!

All Poets are Refugees!

Apr 22

Is there anything called stable or static or steady or rooted poet? A poet is a poet. Then why do we call ‘refugee poet’?  Why not Syrian, Iraqi, Afghani or Palestinian poet?  If we want to say ‘refugee poet’ then a poet is always a refugee in his imagination. He travels through visual to tactile; from tactile to auditory; auditory to gustatory; gustatory to olfactory; kinesthetic to organic;...

The Protean

The Protean

Mar 29

Who says a bad fellow? He is very worthy man Just sometimes flies the man Colored paper lantern.   He spreads rumors there Not at all a bad man Sometimes he pretends to be A man of the true clan.   His words have logic only Never lies that boldly He is the righteous man Treads the path lonely.   Though lonely, not alone Disciple he keeps Whatever the Guru says The disciple agrees...

Imprisoned Phrases

Imprisoned Phrases

Mar 28

Some phrases recently released from the prison on condition not to talk. But they broke that at the gate of the central jail! They were sent back to the prison. That short lived freedom caused a chaos in the people’s mind. “Imprisoned truth ensures safety”, the man in power thinks but ‘truth’ is the morning dew formed  at night, shines in the morning briefly but surely catches the eyes of the...

I am occupied Palestine

I am occupied Palestine

Mar 12

I write about a piece of land The next moment it’s no more on the map!   I write about a tree that gave me shade The next moment it’s on the ground lifelessly!   I write about a garden that gave me sustenance The next moment it’s enclosed with ‘No Entrance’ sign!   I write about a pain, a loss, a cry The next moment it’s banned!   I write about a freedom of movement The next...

Aching Beauty

Aching Beauty

Mar 12

Your ravishing beauty Even baffles Shakespeare’s mind In black and white.   Your utopian beauty Even leaves Troy created and re-created In civilizations timelessly. Your beauty unleashes Pandora’s box That begets aching pleasure Squeezing lemon heart of the seeker. Your beauty erupts the anger Of the beholder ’cause it causes Sour sweet loneliness in head and heart. Your...