I have two volumes of poems by Jibanananda Das translated by Joe Winter Bengal The Beautiful Bengal the Beautiful a collection of sonnets all concerned with the merits translated by Joe Winter Bengal the Beautiful is a collection of sonnets all concerned with the merits Bengal which I responded to very favourably Naked Lonely Hand is diverse in form and subject matter selected from six collections and illustrating the range of Das work over his lifetime so I feel justified in being ambivalent With both volumes my initial response was often muted through cultural differences major and minor which become less problematic on second and subseuent readings but never disappear I would not claim to have any deep appreciation of them now I can only ive my personal response The first nine poems are taken from Bengal the Beautiful which I have reviewed separately poems follow from a collection called Grey Manuscripts In Before Death eight stanzas of seven lines each without rhyming structure Das invokes a rather mournful style repeating the phrase We who have as an almost religious incantation to introduce diverse recollections of past times in an idealised rural setting in a way that implies he is addressing others of his own advanced age though it seems unlikely that the poet was of any Fifty Ways To Be Your Lover great age when writing this We who have walked the lonely stubble field We who have loved the long dark night of winter We who have seen thereen leaf turning yellow The lengthy poem Sensation appears to describe an inner turmoil and the sense that the poet is different from those around him which might concern his vocation to be a poet it has a lot of nice lines and thoughts but I struggle to integrate them into a clear theme Lonely Signature may be a love poem in so far as I can decipher its evasive lines though I find it inauthentic Song of Leisure by contrast seems to me a far effective celebration of rural life solidly constructed around clear descriptive language At the call of the field of crops we too are hereGiving up sunlight s day abandoning earthly fameputting a match to city port factory slum down to this field we came The farmer has turned earth over and Caught on Camera with the CEO gone his new ploughshare fallen to theround stays on on the old field an old thirst stays alert the owl shouts out the hour for us in flight At Camp is a slightly chilling account of a hunt with a decoy doe whose cries draw the unfortunate deer from hiding towards the hunters uns Field s Story is constructed from four linked poems and has an extraordinary uality of story telling and is also partly reminiscent to my ear of the style of a lyric from the Blues Me. Fr Naked Lonely Hand
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KEEP MEETING A CATIN TREE SHADOWmeeting a catIn tree shadow sun on a rabble of brown leavesAll day long it tracks the sunNow it s to be seenNow where s it one I was even disconcerted by The Hunt than by the earlier At Camp this time the fate of the deer is even unfair Dawn After a night eluding the leopard s raspHe is down the fate of the deer is even unfair Dawn After a night eluding the leopard s raspHe is down the river s cold sharp waveto astound doe after doe with his courage and comelinessYes it all ends badly for the deer and upsets me reatly but I suspect the poet may be on the side of the hunter then on the side of the hunter Then I have no idea what the next poem is saying in One Day Eight Years Ago we et no clear explanation for the blunt opening They say he s been taken awayto the corpse cutting room Said the Ashwattha Tree and The First Gods are pleasingly magical and that seems to be their point In a selection of seven poems from the next collection The Darkness of Seven Stars is a short and very naturalistic poem The Foxes That which I loved Seven Liner is strange but includes an unexpected reference to Lewis Caroll s Cheshire Cat far from home like a cat that s no there with a foolish Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss grin an empty slyness Geese Sky Fade and Horses lead on to an entertaining diatribe against critics On His Throne which begins Better write a poem yourself I said smiling sadly the foggy lump made no reply No poet he this fraud droning on highOn his throne of manuscripts commentaries footnotes ink and pens Well I read poems and do not write them whichives poets an audience and a market on condition they please me unlike Sailor and Night which both passed me by Idle Moment however is an entertaining anecdotal poem about three beggars and a beggar woman chatting to whom the poet Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, grants a pleasing measure of true humanity Tipping some hydrant pipe water into their teathey set about to be steady and seriouswith their lives sitting on the damp pavementand shaking their heads The last five poems are taken from Time Bad Time Black Time After She and A Strange Darkness the poem Daughter concerns a deceased child of the poet uncomfortably World Light is a meditation and perhaps needs auide to explain its intention Then the lengthy final poem 1946 47 is on a different level to any other in this selection ambitious and difficult I have read it several times but would not claim to understand it properly Not the best translation The translation surely doesn t do it justice but you seriously need to read it to know poetry can be so ethereally beautiful and hauntingly dark at the same tim. KyThis darkness like light’s mysterious sisterShe who has loved me alwaysWhose face I have yet to seeLike that womanIs this darkness deepening closing in upon a February sky A certain vanished city comes to mindIn my heart wake outlines of some Always You gray palace in that city on shores of Naked lonely hand edition | Open Library Naked lonely hand by Jibanananda Das Anvil Press Poetry edition in English Naked Lonely Hand Nagna Nirjan Haat | The Daily Star literature eid special issue Naked Lonely Hand Nagna Nirjan Haat Naked Lonely Hand Selected Poems Das Naked Lonely Hand Selected Poems Das Jibanananda nl Selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren Weebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren onze services aan te bieden te begrijpen hoe klanten onze services Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, gebruiken zodat we verbeteringen kunnen aanbrengen en om advertenties weer teeven. .
Adow moon keeps his aze upon my face Finally Vultures establishes the exotic aspect of this poetry for one who will never see that part of the world In the next set of poems from Banalta Sen I have not made sense of the first referring to Suchenata which may be a woman s name or may be a term meaning loving awareness but it is no love poem and no poem to love I did like the collouial expression in the brief poem The harvest was some time back creating a whimsical effect that works well The poem Darkness on the other hand seems very mystical and psychologically deep and vague to the point of meaningless I have been afraidI have suffered pain endless relentless I have seen the sun as it wakes in the blood red skyordering me to stand and face the world in the uise of a human soldier all my heart was filled with hate pain wrath as if the sun beleaguered world had opened a festival with the scream of millions of pigs Beggar is a brief and sad poem lancing kindly at a moment in the day of a street beggar Until recently a reader in England would have responded to this as an alien experience not unlike th earlier poem about vultures but under the neoliberal onslaught the streets of England th earlier poem about vultures but under the neoliberal onslaught the streets of England now lined with beggars for whom the elements are sadly less tolerable Banalata Sen the title poem for that collection is apparently hugely popular and much uoted in West Bengal and in Bangladesh it is fairly brief and while it has nice lines it is very opaue and surreal of this specific poem the translator writes Unfortunately for outsiders the atmosphere is a culture specific one reuiring a special knowledge of what is conjured up by the various proper nouns of a sort not to be supplied by explanatory notes The fifteen poems of the Great Earth collection are diverse Sea Crane is a long address to the raceful and impressive bird so blithely unaware of human history and sadness Lightless is a somewhat eccentric conversation with a star Naked Lonely Hand is the title poem for this selection but I do not see why it is far too surreal for my taste Corpse is again surreal and hard to interpret
Except To Enjoy The Descriptive Language Ahto enjoy the descriptive language Ah is a little nature poem After Twenty Years captures a couple meeting again after a long separation without hinting at the outcome to follow Grass Windy Night and Wild Geese are again pretty nature poems Sankhalama reverts to magical language something Das and presumably his intended readers enjoyed but his next poem Cat is playful in a way that crosses any cultura. সেন The word for hand হাত in this title can mean hand forearm or arm just as the word পা can mean both foot as well as leg I chose Naked Lonely Hand Nagna Nirjan Hat by Naked Lonely Hand Nagna Nirjan Hat by Jibanananda Das Famous poems famous poets Naked lonely hand selected poems Book Naked lonely hand selected poems Jibanananda Das; Joe Winter Home WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help Search Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library Create lists bibliographies and reviews or Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you Staff view Naked lonely hand Naked lonely hand selected poems Jibanananda Das ; translated from the Bengali and introduced by Joe Winter Main author Das Jibanananda Other authors Winter Joe Format Book Naked Lonely Hand Nagna Nirjan Hat Darkness once again thickens throughout the ,