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A Strange Boy - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother
opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world
and asked in a depressed voice, 'Where have I come? '
I told him the name of the earth.

The boy looked at the corners of the earth
and with wonder and pain, seeing the towns and paths
full of corpses and heart-rending bloods
further asked,
'Will you tell me how man lives in this hell? '

I said to him, 'Oh, it's a shame!
Where is man in this hell?

Translated from Bangla by Nazib Wadood

SPANISH VERSION

Un niño extraño

Un niño inocente saliendo del regazo de mama
Abrió sus temeroso ojos en el mundo pisoteado por la guerra,
Y dijo con voz deprimente, '¿De dónde vengo? '

Le dije el nombre de la tierra.

El niño miró en los rincones de la tierra
Y con asombro y dolor, viendo las ciudades y caminos
Llenos de cadáveres y sangrientos corazones desgarrados
Ademas dijo,
'Dime cómo el hombre vive en este infierno.

Yo le dije, 'Oh, es una pena!
¿Dónde estás viendo hombre en este infierno? '


Traducido por Alma Lorena Lopez Velazquez

Russian version:

Странный ребёнок - Сайед Абубакар

Невинное дитя, слезая с коленей мамы,
Открыл в страхе глаза в мир, охваченный войной,
И спросил боязливо: «Откуда я взялся? »
Я сказала, что это земля.

Малыш осмотрелся вокруг земли
И с удивлением и горечью, видя города и тропы
Полные трупов и кровоточащих сердец,
Спросил ещё:
«Скажи, как живут люди в этом аду? »

Я сказала ему: «Мне очень жаль!
Где ты увидел людей в этом аду? »

Перевёл Валентин Савин
Translated by Valentin Savin


一个奇异的男孩
赛义德•阿布•巴卡尔

在战争 蹂躏的世界,一个无辜的男孩
离开母亲的膝盖,睁大恐惧的眼睛
用沮丧的声音问," ;我从哪里来?"
我告诉他,叫地球的地方

男孩看到地球的角落,城镇、 道路
横满死尸,鲜血让人胆战心惊
他很惊异,痛苦地
接着问,
"告诉我,人怎么能住在这样的地狱?"

我告诉他,"噢, 这是个耻辱!
地狱里哪有人?


(苏菲Sophy Chen汉译英 2016-01-25 )

[It is a translation of Bengali poem 'Aschorjo Balok' taken from the
poet's first book 'Pronoyer Prothom Pap' (1996) ]
Sayeed Abubakar

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Sarhaney rakh key soti hon !!
Tera Hijar _______ apna Sabar !!
سرھانے رکھ کے سوتی

IF you see this song, my dear,
And last year's toast,
I'm confoundedly in fear
You'll be serious

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick

He was the sort of man
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Many flies are now alive
while he is not.
He was

O never say that I was false of heart,
Though absence seem'd my flame to qualify:
As easy might I

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Your prayers, oh Passer by!
From such a common ball as this
Might

Nay, do not grieve tho' life be full of sadness,
Dawn will not veil her spleandor for your grief,

Bijlii giri hai kal kissi ujrre makaan pr,
Rone laguun ki hanss parroon is daastaan pr,
Woh qehar

Expect na, sir, in this narration,
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To roose you up, an' ca' yo

There is something about a Martini,
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Tu Hi Keh De Ke Ukhara Dar-e-Khyber Kis Ne
Sheher Qaiser Ka Jo Tha, Us Ko Kiya Sar Ki

You came from the Aztecs
With a copper on your fore-arms
Tawnier than a sunset
Saying good-by

Then Almitra spoke, saying, "We would ask now of Death."

And he said:

You would know the sec

Hai ishq to phir assar bhi hoga,
Jitna hai idhar, udhar bhi hoga,
Maana yeh ke dil hai us ka patha

LORD ADVOCATEHE clenched his pamphlet in his fist,
He quoted and he hinted,
Till, in a declamation

we had goldfish and they circled around and around
in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes

Gham ki barish ne bhi tere naqsh ko dhoya nahin,
Tuu ne mujhe ko khho diya maine tujhe khoya nahin,

Bicharna Hai To Khushi Se Bichrro..
Sawal Kese, Jawaab Chorro,

Kisse Mili Hain Jahan Ki Khushi

وصی
نہ رکھ اُمید وفا کسی پرندے سے وصی
زراپرنکل آئیں اپ

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