The morning of 21st February
Her poem has been translated from Bangla--Amader Kotha blog--by Kazi Rafiqul Islam.
Sufiya is one of our award winning poets-essay writers-bloggers in Bangla and Rising Voices, International Women's Day Poetry Jam for her poem, "Priority" originally in Bangla, in Amader Kotha (Our Stories), first poem in this link or in this blog.
You can read more of Sufiya's blogging in Bangla on her Bangla blog, Moner Janala (Window of Mind)
Thousands of your sons are coming
Wake up to receive them.
This morning everyone is weaving
Let the scene pacify, o mother
The pains for the lost son.
Prepare the bouquet of flowers
The morning star has risen
Souls of our brothers have come from the heaven
We have to receive them.
The red ‘Palash’ has bloomed
Also ‘Shimul’ on the branches.
Look o mother, my brothers
Are calling me.
Rafiq with a bouquet of flowers
Shafiq with a smile on the face
Salam and Jabbar in a happy mood
Are coming together.
Barkat is at the front
“O mother” he utters.
All of them have come to you, mother
Then what makes you cry?