The International Poetry Journal in Bengali
From Barishal to Briarwood:
Bengali Poetry in English
Prabir Das (1957-)
Homeless No. 9
The talk is about how the birth-moment was,
It is not a soft pillow under the breast
The talk about the birth-moment is gradually moving
Beyond the stones, leaving the iron and steel É
While removing the garbage from the drainpipe
Of unbearable life, comes the desire to love
More of the unearthly past
And just then cursing the birth-moment
I search for its correct address,
My origin is floating
On the surrounding water of satisfaction.
Translated by Manujesh Mitra
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