Poets recite self-penned poems at BSA

Cultural Correspondent
Poet Habibullah Siraji, left, Manjurul Rahman recite self-composed poems at Shilpakala Academy.

Poet Habibullah Siraji, left, Manjurul Rahman recite self-composed poems at Shilpakala Academy.

A number of noted poets recited self-penned poems at a programme at the Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday.
Titled Kobikanthe Kobitapath, the programme is a monthly initiative by the academy.
Among poets featured at the event were Habibullah Sirajee, Kamal Chowdhury, Rafiqul Haque, Faruk Mahmud, Manjurur Rahman, Sohrab Hasan, Nahar Farid Khan, Minar Mansur, Halim Azad, Sadia Swati and Masud Pathik.
‘Listening to poets reciting their own poems is both a pleasure and an experience. Shilpakala has been organizing the show for the past few months to give the audience the opportunity to meet and listen to their favourite poets,’ said Sohrab Hossain, director of the music and dance department of BSA.
The programme, however, was commenced by a singer, Semonti Manjari, who presented popular Tagore numbers such as Eki Labonya Purna Pran and Ami Kan Pete Roi.
Senior poet Habibullah Sirajee was the first to perform, and he began with a presentation of his short poem Kobir Haat. The poet then recited a number of poems including Laalmrityu, Uchchata, Deenjatra and Dahan Kusum – all recording his thoughts and creative expressions related to his personal life as well as contemporary socio-political issues.
Kamal Chowdhury began by reciting Bristikal, and subsequently recited Chhinnamul, which deals with homelessness, and Janmodiney, in which he expressed his grief over his twin brother’s immature passing.
Manjurur Rahman recited Sabuj Ticket, Colombo-r Kalo Meye and Amader Dekha Hobe, while Rafiqul Haque recited a few rhymes written in the Rangpur dialect.

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