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Humankid : A Poem by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

A humankid was playing in a garden

Her partner was a wonderful peahen

They bounced and chased each other

They acted the role of a lovely mother


The humankid stumbled on a hidden stone

She screamed for pain in the pelvic bone

The peahen was frightened by the accident

She called hummingbird for her treatment


The hummingbird came with first aid box

She hummed mantra with cunning fox

They massaged humankid with great care

Peahen flapped her wings for fresh air


Hearing tumult peacock rushed with peachicks

He gave good advice and showed great tricks

Humankid felt a little comfort by their nursing

Doctor hummingbird then started to sing


The parents of humankid heard the song

They thought something might be wrong

They came with neighbors for her aid

Humankid assured there was no raid


All became happy and started to dance

Humankid felt sleepy and fell into trance



Ant : A Poem by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

Ants are moving inside my computer monitor
I feel helpless where to find an exterminator

What the humans have done to the ant community
Why they come in groups to attack our property
Who is responsible to invite this menace
How can we get rid of such penance

Ants plundered our sugar and bread
They damaged clothing by eating thread
They eat flowers and roots of plants in the garden
They carry away food of pets and human
They bite and inject painful formic acid
I wonder why they have so much greed

I am totally upset by this tiny vermin
It has conspired to stop my writing

© 2013 zainul

Last Home: A Story by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

This is a grave at the Azimpur graveyard.Thousands of people throng the graveyard to pray and show love to their deceased relatives and friends specially on the major festivals.Some of them place flowers, flower wreaths,bouquets and flower petals and foliage on the grave site of their beloved persons.
They also place incense and agar sticks.In the night candles are lit by some too.They pray for the deceased peoples. Some carry religious books to recite.Some pious peoples are around to recite and leading prayers. The atmosphere of the graveyard becomes very sacred and solemn during this time.The graveyard may be compared with a managed garden where lots of flower and ornamental plants are planted by the relatives of the departed peoples.Besides many forms of insects particularly wonderful butterflies,bees and bugs are seen in plenty there.Birds also visit the place to add to the beauty.
I love to visit the graveyard because I know that it is my last home.The same graveyard is the last home of my grand parents,my parents and many near and dear ones.I feel a great sense of reunion with my favorite ones during my stay in the graveyard.

(Written to describe a photograph of a grave in a graveyard published in Flickr.You can visit the following link to see the photograph in www.flickr.com:http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4980225380/)

Chilli : A Poem by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

My garden has a new guest
It has seized our normal rest
It is a wonderful chilli plant
Sprouting from a seed it grew so smart

Saw a tiny green baby in the pot
Then magics happened on the spot

Branches came as quick surprise
Green leaves reached full size

Cleaned the weeds by manual toil
Supplied manures to the barren soil

Leaves glittered as we sprayed water
Applied some egg shell powder

Checked the plant for any bug
Sunshine and air gave their hug

Small buds peeped on the stems
They formed flowers like white gems

Suddenly we saw a chilly fruit
It hang among leaves and shoot

The chilli plant is a great treasure
We immensely enjoy its divine pleasure

One Morning of The Spring in My University Campus – Dr. Syed Zainul Abedin

Life in university is always a memorable event.It is not unlikely that an alumnus feel nostalgic when some thought on the university life comes across his or her memory.I encountered a passionate experience this morning when I went for a visit to the campus for some business.This campus is very special for my life and career.I got admitted in 1972 and left the campus in 1977 after graduation. Though the name of educational establishment was Bangladesh Agricultural Institute when I got admitted,this was transformed into a university later as the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University.

The campus was decorated by the flowers of mango trees.The lovely inflorescences of mango covered most of the canopies of the mango orchard and plants scattered across the campus.The advent of spring is declared by the emergence of mango flowers.The Nobel Laureate poet,Rabindranath Tagore composed the famous poem,’Amar Shonar Bangla….(My golden Bengal)’ indicating that mango flowers bloom in the spring. The other plants that flower to welcome the spring are bauhinia,coral,shimul,polash,krishnochura and shaddock.All these plants were in the campus with their wonderful blooms.The fragrance emitted by these flowers had made the campus a paradise on the earth.Bees and butterflies were flying on the flowers to collect nectar assisting in pollination.There were birds to collect food from the flowers and other sources.

I walked to the horticultural garden.The protected area accomodated many flowers and vegetables.A large

rose garden was there with many varieties.The roses were pink,red,yellow,white,green and mixed.Some of them were very large while some were miniature types.Some had fragrance while others were without any smell.

The vegetables were tomato,cabbage,spinach,onion and many others.Most of the horticultral crops were grown for experiments to understand the production,profit and promotional potential.I met some teachers and researchers in the garden.

I talked with a teacher-researcher who developed some short duration mustard varieties to fit beteween two rice crops which is staple food of our people.He was a successful innovator and continues his work on mustard genetics and breeding program.I visited his experimental fields which reached the harvesting stage.There were some fields of pulses around the fabulous tower erected for holding permanent agricultural fairs.

There were some experiments on rice and wheat too.Various equipments were being used in the experimental fields by trained personnel.All looked very busy to make use of the cool morning weather.

Then,I went to the large cannon ball trees to see their amazing flowers.All the trees carried flowers on their trunks.The cannon ball tree is said to be a rare plant.It carries wonderful flowers that look like the hood of cobra.It is also said that the fruit which resembles cannon ball are poisonous.However poisonous the fruit or flower of this plant may be,I always felt a crazy attraction for this plant,particularly,its amazing flowers.

After the visit of the campus resources,I met a number of persons to accomplish my business.I was welcomed by them.Shared about my passion with them.It was a wonderful morning of spring in my beloved educational centre.

When coming back I looked to the avenue trees of mast tree and road side jackfruit trees.The jackfruit tree were bearing flowers on the trunks and main branches.The beauty of the campus was enhanced by the trees in the campus.