ভীড়

ভুলে যাওয়া রক্তের ভীড় হয়ে আছে
                                  স্মৃতির তীরে।
আর অনেক মা, বোন, প্রেমিকা, স্ত্রীয়ের
লাঞ্ছনা —
মনে রাখার চেষ্টাই করিনি আমরা —
                  তাদের চোখের জল,
                  হৃদয়ের গভীরে লাগা আঘাত,
                  জীবন-ভোরের ত্যাগ —
বিলুপ্ত হয়ে গেছে
পুরুষের করা ইতিহাসের ভীড়ে…


Transliteration (dictionary):

bʰīṛ
bʰulē yāōẏā rôktēr bʰīṛ hoẏē ācʰē
                                                   sⁿr̥tir tīrē.
ār ônēk mā, bōn, prēmikā, str̥īẏēr
lāncʰonā —
monē rākʰār cēṣŧāi korini āmrā —
                                  tādēr cokʰēr jôl,
                                  hr̥dôẏēr gobʰīrē lāgā āgʰāt
                                  jībon-bʰōrēr tẏag —
bilupto hoẏē gæcʰē
puruṣēr kôrā itihāsēr bʰīṛē…

Translation:

Crowded
Forgotten drops of blood are crowded
                         in the shores of memory.
And many a mother, sister, lover, wife’s harassments —
we haven’t even tried to remember —
                                             Their tears,
                                             Hurt felt very deeply inside,
                                             Sacrifice of their lives —
have become extinct
due to history crowded by men.


This is inspired by the shocking revelations about my boyhood heroes that I came across recently:

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