January 22, 2018

The Song of a Star


The Song of a Star

by Shahinur Islam

I hear the star song

in the sadness-soaked voice of waves—

Never will she come back in any full moon

to break the ice of my hidden silence.

The waves come roaring from the distant shore,

go back again like an ignored beggar,

still come back to make me listen to the sad song.

Then heaped foams of a hundred years’ blue pain

break over from the deep cavern.

She who has held the hand of the darkest night out of love,

her soul won’t be aroused by the song of this light.

So my heart laments;

the song still continues,

and I keep listening.

Copyright © 2017 by the poet

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