Bhoye Peo Na (Don’t Be Afraid) from Abol Tabol

Budir Baadi (The Old Woman’s House) from Abol Tabol

This is a sad poem about an old woman and her house. The comic lines are really meant to bring about the tragedy of the old woman and the condition in which she lives in.

Khuror Kol (Chandidas Uncle’s Machine) from Abol Tabol

This is a story of a boy who has made a unique invention. He claims that he has created a contraption that can reduce travel time to any destination by half.

Haath Gonona (Palm Reading) from Abol Tabol

Another hilarious poem from the Abol Tabol compilation of Bengali poems written by Sukumar Ray. This poem is about an old happy man who one day decides to get his palm read. Gloom and sadness descends on him when he is told that he will die one day.

Tyash Goru (Strange Cow) from Abol Tabol

A cow that really is a bird – Meet Tash Goru. This is a poem from the hilarious Bengali poem compilation Abol Tabol (Gibberish in Benagli) by Sukumar Ray.