Jahed
A Bad Dog

 

In Bangladesh in

my mum’s sundor village

we were playing ‘carom’

suddenly a dangerous dog

with black spots and

sharp claws and teeth

appeared from behind

the jackfruit tree.

It bit my sister’s leg –

and she cried loudly.

My uncle was shouting

and the spotted dog was

growling. Suddenly 

it disappeared behind

the jackfruit tree.

 

Jahed
Pocha Kutta

 

Bangladesho

Ammar sundor villige o

ami ar amar boin e

carome board khelat aslam.

Akhta ekta baad kala futa ala kutta

tar sukha dath ar nouk loiya

kotol gacher fiche tone ayea

amar boin re kamor marche phao o

ar badee amar boin kande thakchila

amar mama

kuttare hawkanit asla

bade kutta gowanit asil

jekhan tone kutta aysil

okhano geslogi doraiya.