Shaheed Quaderi Translated by Shawkat Hussain My hungry hair flies wildly in the air Not easily tamed. Many times, many times, Have I tried to feed it well And put it to sleep. “The monster…
Author: Shawkat Hussain
Shawkat Hussain is Head, Department of English, University of Asia Pacific.
This is a tribute to the poet without whose contribution the modern foundation of our poetry would not be where it is today. Shaheed Quaderi left us forever on August 28. He is not as prolific a poet as his peers. But the 126 poems he has written have given us a picture of Dhaka that will live on for as long as the city lives. Here are two of his poems in Shawkat Hussain’s translation.