Monday, January 18, 2021 | ePaper

POEM

The Brook

  • Print
- Lord Tennyson

I come from haunts of coot and hern,
 I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.

By thirty hills I hurry down,
 Or slip between the ridges,
By twenty thorps, a little town,
 And half a hundred bridges.

Till last by Philip's farm I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.
 
I chatter over stony ways,
In little sharps and trebles,
I bubble into eddying bays,
I babble on the pebbles.

With many a curve my banks I fret
 By many a field and fallow,
And many a fairy foreland set
 With willow-weed and mallow.
    
I chatter, chatter, as I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I wind about, and in and out,
With here a blossom sailing,
And here and there a lusty trout,
And here and there agrayling.


And here and there a foamy flake
Upon me, as I travel
With many a silvery water break
Above the golden gravel.

And draw them all along, and  flow
 To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I steal by lawns and grassy plots,
 I slide by hazel covers;
I move the Sweet forget-me-nots
That grow for happy lovers.

I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance,
Among my skimming swallows;
 I make the netted sunbeam dance
Against my sandy shallows.

I murmur under moon and stars
In brambly wildernesses;
I linger by my shingly bars;  
I loiter round my cresses.

And out again I curve and flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

More News For this Category

Humour and humility walk hand in hand!

Humour and humility walk hand in hand!

Mahbubar Rahman :George Barnard shaw, on education, once made his critical observation that a person can be classified as truly educated whose past three generations are educated. When a

Why do you make me crying by the seashore?

-M Mizanur RahmanHow beautiful sea is at pleasure                               but I am crying by its shore.How the billowing waves could knowthat I kept the fire of my heart hidden abreast?I

Cartoonist, writer Dr Seuss

Cartoonist, writer Dr Seuss

Literature Desk :Throughout his career, cartoonist and writer Dr. Seuss (1904-1991) published over 60 books.  The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham were among his most

Blood-soaked Vernacular

--Rabiul HusainA deep darkness covers all over the universeInvisible emptiness is the backbone of the skyInnumerable Planets Stars Suns Moons Constellation ThusAll are the alphabets of language nebula highBright

The immortal Ekushey

The immortal Ekushey

Dr Muhammad Abdul Mazid :he Bengali Language Movement  which gave birth the incidence of 21st February in 1952, popularly  known as the supreme sacrifice on  Ekushey  ( the 21st),

Ekushey February

-Mohammad Nurul Huda :This is the Ekushey day-recalling the 21st of February The day when a stirred-up race erupted incandescently And till now, that day in Bengali minds shines brilliantly.

A Gipsy Daughter

A Gipsy Daughter

by Md Maiz Uddin :Published by Ramshankar Debanath, Bivas, 68-69 Pearidas Road (Rumi Market) Shop No 10, Banglabazar, Dhaka. Publication: February, 2020. Cover: Author. Available at Chirodin Prokashoni, Matigondha.

No Ending

No Ending

by Mohammad Mamun Mia :Publisher: Panjeri Publications Ltd, 43, Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sarak (old 16, Shantinagar), Dhaka 1217. First published : February 2019. Cover Design: Dhruba Esh. Distributor (abroad):

Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah

Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah

Aminur Rahman :Abu Zafar Obaidullah was a (1934-2001) poet, litterateur and civil servant. Born on 8 February 1934 in Baherchar-Kshudrakathi village under Babuganj upazila of Barisal, he got his

Educationist, writer Kabir Chowdhury

Educationist, writer Kabir Chowdhury

Shawkat Hussain :Kabir Chowdhury (1923-2011), National Professor, academician, writer, cultural and social activist, was born on 9 February 1923 in Brahmanbaria. His father was Khan Bahadur Abdul Halim Chowdhury