Khondakar Ashraf Hossain is professor and chairman of the Department of English at Dhaka University. He has been a prolific poet since the seventies, and he edits an influential little magazine, Ekobingsho (“The Twenty-First”).
take their turn to whirl
in a mad tango
The cloud figure skates
on the dark waters of the beel
of a swan and a crocodile.
Nonchalant, I watch the laudugi snake
put on a new dress on its birthday.
The village Shylock sits in a yogic mudra
The otter dances a frenzied tango.