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Binte Afroz

Updated: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:55 pm

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I am an amateur poet. By profession, I am a teacher. I love reading books from different cultures and genre but it's poetry that wins my heart always.


Silhouette Shadows lurkin' in the dark Mingling, dwindling, taking new forms As if like mist they've risen suddenly Clear, murky or grotesque figures Each shadow has its own story First there's a tall girl caressing her child Though it's a shadow, I can feel her smile It evanesces gradually to take a new form A toddler chuckling, chased by its mom Next I see the child grow tall And a labouring mother wrapped in a shawl. Here comes a man solacing an old lady A gesture of farewell; his flight is ready Hark! what sees eye now, is not clear Is it the mingling shadows, the mist or tears? Ah! it's a tombstone covered with flowers A shadow kneels down and cries for hours.

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Blog entries by Binte Afroz

Talking To The Dead (17/03/2019)

A Prayer (07/12/2018)

Cry of a feminist (11/11/2018)

Desolation (27/06/2018)

Requital (05/06/2018)

Silhouettes (22/04/2018)

Rumination (21/04/2018)

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 30th Dec 2018 15:49

Binte, I will try to catch up with more of your work in this coming year. Chemo has limited a lot of my energy, but not all. That is a lovely picture of you. I get the vibes of a passionate woman with both grit and empathy; your eyes are strong and your mouth is soft; IMO, an excellent combination.

And I, too, like to read books from all cultures, both current and past, as a citizen of The World. But, apart from French which has lapsed terribly, I have to trust translations. I've always considered this to be a definite weakness. But, still, I make the effort.

As for genres, I absolutely hate 'spy stories of international intrigue'. I don't deny their truth (up to a point) but I refuse to sully my mind with their inherent viciousness. I choose to be ignorant of that venue of power.

And I have no clue whether that is a good thing or not.

<Deleted User> (19836)

Fri 17th Aug 2018 17:32

Nice to meet you Binte. Thank you for your lovely comment on "Who Am I". I appreciate it! Jane😊

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keith jeffries

Sun 29th Apr 2018 22:20

Hello Binte,
Thank you for commenting favourably on my poem. It is much appreciated.

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