Philosophy and romance are intermingled in Moshiur Rahman’s poetry
Why does a poet envy the death of a martyr?
Duty of a foolish poet is to drown in false speech,
while he is drained of his pride by a blood loving leech:
An eternal romance is a mighty deception;
Nature’s obscurities lie in a believer’s perception.
Carefully we shape our thoughts to believe,
until God permits our souls to detach and leave.
The promiscuous nature of frozen trees;
fragrance of her neck in winter breeze.
Falling leaves and snow is a synchronizing tune;
Winter is an ill-fated lover’s fortune.
Moshiur Rahman is currently in his final year at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is completing a specialist program in Arts Management. Rahman often finds himself philosophically tangled in romantic thoughts — fragments of which can sometimes be found in his poems.
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