Abu Sufian

Light vs Darkness

When mind dwells in between
light and darkness,
good and evil;
mind doesn’t know what dominates:
is it the temporary light,
or infinite and endless darkness?



Not for the Flowers

I waited for ages,

longed for your presence,

tormented my soul with

the agony of love

and with the yearning for your flowers.


Having rained down with your flowers

and mesmerized with their enthralling fragrance,

I grasped the meaning of my longing.

It wasn’t for the innocent flowers,

nor was it the alluring fragrance;

it was you for whom the heart hankered after;

and it is you, it will long forever.


Of Men’s Jealousy

Of men’s jealousy

of God’s wrath

of destiny unknown

that split up our paths forever.


You will never be mine,

cause it was not destined

in the divine writ

written and endorsed without consent

without our submission of the yearnings

of our crying souls.


Beyond Desire

She was desperate to know

how much I care and love her,

how love resides in my heart in her absence!


I replied with sigh and assurance:

‘Wherever you are and will be.

Remember and believe by heart,

someone loves you passionately,

far from your soul,

at a distant corner of the world.


And he doesn’t depend on your love

to love you.

His love is beyond expectation,

beyond desire,

beyond condition of any sort,

beyond everything except Love,

Love with a capital L.’


The Distant Star

The distant star has a story,

just like us,

just like our sun!

Her story is unknown to us,

concealed from all our hearings and visions.


I see the dim light

from billions of light years away,

gazing at the pale white dots.


I wonder whether someone else,

from a distant star

is peeping through window

looking for us,

just the way we behold;

seeking for answers,

just the way I seek;

gazing at me,

just the way I stare

at the infinite heaven

beneath and above.


Abu Sufian – who is also known as The Silent Poet – was born in 1989 in Comilla, Bangladesh. He is a poet, journalist and social worker whose writings have appeared in many national and international publications that include newspaper, magazine, literary journals and books. Sufian currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and he can be reached at his official Facebook poetry page, The Silent Poet (facebook.com/Sufian.Author). During his undergraduate years, he fell in love with the poetic world. Finishing his bachelor, he moved to Malaysia in 2013 earned his MA degree in English literature. During studying English literature, he has been exposed to Sufi poets like Rumi, Saadi Shirazi, Hafiz, Omar Khayyam. His poems have been greatly influenced by these Sufi and mystic writers. And his poems have been published in literary journals including Scarlet Leaf Review, Criterion, Literary Voyage, The Literary Herald, Tuck Magazine, Clairvoyance, and also in the poetry anthologies, Voice of Monarch Butterflies (2016) and Apple Fruits of an Old Oak (2016), both anthologies were published from USA. His poems have been accepted for publications in two more international anthologies: Where Are You From? and Dandelion in a Vase of Roses.