Jibanananda Das

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Jibanananda Das (Bengali: জীবনানন্দ দাশ, /dʒɪbɒnʌnɒndɔː dʌʃ/) (18 February 189922 October 1954) was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist.


  • "Into the half light and shadow go I. Within my head

Not a dream, but some sensation works its will.
Not a dream, not peace, not love,
A sensation born in my very being.
I cannot escape it
For it puts its hand in mine,
And all else pales to insignificance--futile, so it seems."[1]

  • I am a weary heart surrounded by life's frothy ocean.

To me she gave a moment's peace--Banalata Sen from Natore.[1]

  • Always another path you seek: today I seek no more.

I found in that void on the far shore something to hold at last In my own heart, own mind. . . .[1]


  1. a b c Clinton B Seely. The Scent of Sunlight: Poems of Jibanananda Das, translated by Clinton Seely. Parabaas.com. Retrieved on 5 May 2012.

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