Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Poem by Iftekhar Sayeed

Ferryboat on the Chengi

you can't walk across
the Chengi river
in monsoon

the ferryman
finds his coin
this season

a shuttling black
in the second
of the river

the disconnect

conveying his cargo
from paradise to

Iftekhar Sayeed teaches English. He was born and lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has contributed to The Danforth Review, Axis of Logic, Enter Text, Postcolonial Text, Southern Cross Review, Opednews.com, Left Curve, Mobius, Erbacce, Down In The Dirt, The Fear of Monkeys and other publications. He is also a freelance journalist. He and his wife love to tour Bangladesh.

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