First Night in Tranås (Poem)
Minuto a Minuto



29 de noviembre de 2020


ত্রনসের প্রথম রাত
(First Night in Tranås)

The first night in Tranås

Dear Poet, do you know? It is not ideal for you
To push aside the dreams but to welcome them
To pass nights without sleep and dream
Means to abolish the line between a night and a day.
Border between dark and light. If you do, what is the
Spirit of a night and a day? Why do you dismiss the spirit
Of the play look and hide between the earth and the sun?

You can have pride that you bit the night
In drinks, chats and counting stars in the sky.
When the night is over, and the day approaches
Why do you hesitate to welcome the day?
Why do you lose the power of your eyes
And why the wings of your imagination so tired
To say hello to the dews and to listen the music of birds
I hear the birds, the dews and grasses gossip about you

Anyway, I know well, you the poet don’t care
That we all do. The king may not listen to you
the queen may have a look on any of your beautiful verses
that can open her mind, the world can be in your hands

I am surprised at your power to ignore all these at one night
I can imagine the magic might have been in the eyes of a queen
If one could have read those eyes. I know, the fear from the king,
Gestures from the queen made you the sleepless king of the night.


Bengali-Swedish writer Anisur Rahman’s authorship based in Bangladesh and Scandinavia, Anisur sits in the board of the Swedish Writers’ Union.
His diverse literary works include prose, poetry, novel, short story and books for children. His plays have been presented on Swedish Radio Theatre, NRK Norwegian Radio Theatre and at theatres in Bangladesh, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia and Norway.
Educated at Dhaka University and Stockholm University, a full-time writer Anisur works for Uppsala Centre for Literature as its Project Leader and leads creative writing programmes. He is heavily involved in literary cultural debates in media houses like and etc.


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