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

When internet goes and miss my online friends

I feel very bad and  wait to see how it ends

Sometimes the connection comes  very soon

Then I think it this is a great boon

But,sometimes the internet does not come for hours

Then I curse for  everything and look for others

Today I lost the internet connection

I got angry and restless for genuine reason

Waiting for sometime  cursing the  service provider

I went to the veranda to take some fresh air

Looked down my flat to the plot cleared recently

For building a large  apartment  complex matching the city

Various plants and grasses grew on the vacant land

A piece of oasis came from nowhere by some magic wand

In the middle of the lovely forest  there was a little pond

Flowers of water lily bloomed there to create friendly bond

More scenes awaited me in the mundane garden

Many butterflies were flying in the flowery den

Suddenly a mongoose came into my sight

It was joined by several others from left and right

They were playing   special game that charmed my eyes

I thought a snake might be around to give me  surprise

At this point three jolly  kids rushed to the plot

The furry mammals ran away into a hidden slot

I became happy by the events and started to ponder

Nature is the treasure of beauty and infinite wonder

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

Mosaic

Mosaic is a form of art
It can easily charm your heart
You can see mosaic on your floor
Broken stone and glass makes its core

Mosaic embrace buildings like flowers
You can look at their beauty for hours
Some leaves may give you pleasant surprise
With artistic mosaic on them like golden prize
But I like to tell the truth for knowledge of  all
Those leaves are diseased and destined to fall

The other day I walked to a lofty roof for fun
Pleasant air played with me as children run
I looked at the sky and saw mosaic there
Fluffy cloud and blue of sky made them with care
Suddenly my eyes turned towards the land
Mosaics of  flowers and greens  made lovely stand
I thought it  a map of gifted state
Where people lived happy and wished great

Memories of  past events came as mosaic
It was like a movie mixed with truth and fake
The beauty of mosaic touched everything
The treasure of nature made me sing

(Inspired by the beauty of mosaic)

Cold Wave Hits Bangladesh:Is it An Indication of Climate Change?

The winter in Bangladesh was generally considered as pleasant.Usually lifestyle change in this season and many activities like,visiting countryside with family and friends, picnic,travels,sightseeing,festivals,fairs,ceremonies take place in this season.Many exotic and indigenous vegetables and fruits give the markets a colorful look and consumers make delicious  food items.One special activity in the winter of Bangladesh is making of various types of country cakes(locally called pitha) with rice,coconut,molasses made from the sap of  date palm,spices and many other ingredients.People generally relish these traditional food items when the invasion of imported foreign and locally machine made  packaged food items flood the market.

Foreign tourists also enjoy the pleasant winter weather of Bangladesh as it is almost similar to the summer of the west.This is why many foreigners from  the whole world and the migrant Bangladeshi people visit Bangladesh during winter.Cool temperature without any trouble of mud making rain give  delightful experience.

But,this winter that has started in December,2012 and rolled to January,2013 is different.Several cold waves have crippled the life of common people.They are struggling frantically to protect themselves from the bite of the shivering cold.Most people lack  sufficient warm clothing and this they are helpless in the foggy and wintry weather.Many children and old people have fallen victims of biting cold weather.News media reported 22 cases of death of humans up to 10 January.2013 .

The temperature in this winter has been recorded as the lowest in 58 years.Though the variation of temperature in different areas of the country may present a wrong picture about the severity of cold wave in particular places.The lowest temperature recorded in Dinajpur on 9 January,2013 was 3.2 degree Celsius while the highest was recorded in Cox’s Bazaar which was 11.8 degree Celsius.

Historically,the lowest temperature was recorded in Bangladesh in Srimangal, Moulvibazaar.The temperature was 2.8 degree Celsius and the day was 4 February,1968.The cold  temperature is mostly influenced by  various phenomena of weather.It has been observed that the adverse effects are many.Many kinds of diseases affect people in cold weather,domestic animals suffer badly in such weather.Crops like paddy  and potato production are badly affected by cold weather.The seedlings of winter paddy,called Boro rice get stunted by severe cold while potato may be damaged by fungal diseases like early and late blight.Mustard is another major crop of Bangladesh of winter which adds beauty to the nature by  its vast expanses of yellow flowers.This crop may be devastated by the attack of an insect pest called Aphid in the foggy weather.

The winter is one of six   vital  seasons of  Bangladesh.It would be a blessing unless the the people is devastated by cold waves.

This year the cold waves are biting hard causing great sufferings to peoples.Should we view the current winter as any indication

of climate change?I welcome the opinion of  experts in this discipline.

I will continue to update this article on the basis of real situation and opinion of experts.