Kazi Nazrul Islam (24 May 1899 – 29 August 1976)
Mohammad Omar Farooq’s translation in the Daily Star:
The power thrones of today represent devil’s affair,
the power-hungry monsters are busy playing there.
Don’t be afraid, O human soul! Don’t break down in tears!
The drunkard of the underworld won’t prevail much longer here.
With injustice and wrongs black-stained is his throne,
his sword is rusted with the curse of those oppressed.
Painting the sky dark-yellow, approaches the monsoon storm in full power,
the greedy ones are beguiled thinking, this is a beautiful twilight hour.
The fire they have spread around the world, now in its flame in turn,
like blazing fire, everywhere, these wretcheds will burn.
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