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Little Things

By Shahriyer Hossain Shetu

Ektara: A single stringed instrument that originated in Bengal and was used as musical instruments by singing minstrels called bauls who moved from place to place singing. Courtesy: Creative Commons
Little Things

I like a crisp apple,

The way the sunlight hits my bed sheet
in the morning in a perfect square.

I like the movement of the wind in the leaves,

The way the circumference of a circle 
is always equal to pi times the diameter,
no matter what numbers you put in.

I like the first sip of coffee in the morning,

The vision of birds flying in the sky,
towards the big egg-yolk sun
like a pointed triangular arrow.

I like to walk in the rain, 

The twinkling gazes of a baby
that resembles a thousand stars of happiness,
enough to cure the pain within. 

I like the smell of jasmines,

The way the ocean’s waves
meet each other like two separated souls,
and become one. 

I like the music of the ektara,

A peaceful good night's sleep after a long day.

Shahriyer Hossain Shetu is a student in the Department of English & Humanities, ULAB, Bangladesh.

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