Riffat Chowdhury is an amateur actor and poet.


Ropita Malati’s in full bloom now
My verandah easy chair offers my half-awakened eyes
The delight of watching the beauty
While sipping a cuppa . . .
Take me back to that scene
A puff on my verandah
A wintry hometown sun hugging me
I would like to latch on to my wounded heart
Living my last moments over there

My grassy home is what I pine for
My neighborhood youth is who I want to mingle with
An epitaph etched on the grassy green is what I want to become.

– Rubana