I don’t want to grow old, at least In my kink and my all being. I’ve crossed fifty, so what? I colour my hair black carefully, and regularly Clean-shave every morning Control my diet to prevent fat I like to look young, though my Thin hair exposing a naughty spot on my head And a dark foul mark below each eye So what? I feel young and cent present young The secret is that – My business is with the young – mainly between 18 and 25 It’s wonderful to enjoy the company of these bubbling youths It’s wonderful to talk to them, to listen to them It’s wonderful to teach them and be taught by them It’s wonderful to dance with them, to sing with them It’s wonderful to get lost with them to some Nature’s bounty beyond Dhaka’s poisonous air - Jaffflong, Cox’s Bazar, St Martin's, Sajek and so on - It is really wonderful to stay with them to feel like them Because they are YOUNG and BEAUTIFUL.
Dr. Md Abu Zafor's Website (Professor- Department of English, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)