Where is the third poet?
(Continuation from previous week)
The poet of imagination wrote "a blue ocean, your water streams are the power of delighted world and I realize that you are the sources of beauty and wealth." The world is now looking through the wave power as an alternative energy source and no one can ignore the concept of deep sea mining as a source of wealth. The poet once wrote "I want to fly like a bird in the infinite sky." Without aircraft, the dream of man flying like a bird is now possible and research is going on. The third poet mentioned his emotion that I want to sustain in clear air and nature forever. This emotion was the initiation of the concerns of climate change, green technology and environmental pollution.
The two poets of village and modern city were participated in the world conference of poets in the ship which was travelling through the sea. The poets of village and modern city shared their subject of poems with each other. Although they lived in a particular areas but their assumption and imagination power were the same. The poet of village viewed the modern city as like the eyes of the poet of modern city. These were his imagination and dreams to see the unseen world. The poet of the modern city described the nature and beauty of the village same as the eyes of the poet of the villages. This was definitely the prediction and the third eye assumption to see the unexposed world of the poet of modern city.
After discussing and sharing their poems with their matured knowledge, they came to the conclusion that the third poet was not another man. This third poet is their combination of imagination and prediction power to realize the things that they had never seen by their own eyes.
Suddenly, the group of terrorists attacked the ship with some explosive and weapons. They were very younger and no one could say in advance they were the terrorists. In reality, they were misguided by the some master minded hidden people. The two poets with the power of their imagination tried to understand why they have been the terrorists though they have the great future. The two poets realized that most of them were misled by the wrong explanations of religions and brain washed by the perception of some master minded people who themselves misunderstood religion. The master minded anti-social persons also motivated them if they kill the people they don't like or think against their wrong conception, they must go to heaven. The combined imagination power of both poets realized the facts. Suddenly, young terrorists said with aggressiveness, "Get ready for your death". The two poets replied, "Could you please give us some time for telling a real story before our death. The terrorists said, "Ok, tell a story as your last wish." The two poets with their third imagination power expressed that "There was a young man like a flower. He believed to sing a lot of colorful songs, dances and everything those which make life like a sun. But suddenly, his colorful behaviors were changed to a toy by some master minded people. They washed out his own concepts by the misguided concepts. The young man is now recognized as a terrorist. He left his family, friends and society for the way of death. But he did not know what will happen after death-the valueless death by killing of humanity. One day, he died by the operation of a group of patriotic army. His family felt disagree to recognize him as their family member although once they saw him as sky-like dreams. They did not receive his dead body and denied to see his face at the last moment. They said, "No, he was not our family member and his main identity is that he is a terrorist. Even his family suffered a lot of radical restrictions in their real life. The terrorist had three beautiful sisters, no one married them ever because they were recognized as the sisters of terrorist. His father lost his job and neighbours stopped visiting their home. His mother was identified as a mother of killer. The nearest relative left them forever. If this terrorist had innocent brothers, but due to the blood relation with the terrorist, they got uncertain futures. The society blames them at the end of their life.
After listening the story, the eyes of young terrorists filled with tears like a continuous rain. They have realized that they were going to do the wrong things and these must destroy their family like an evil. They cried and cried and decided to hand over them to the law. After that when the ship was nearer the beach, they call the policeman and said "We are not the human beings, we are the terrorists."
The two poets, after the world poets' conference, reached their own places but the third poet of power of imagination has not found his place yet. The poet is a scientist and his journey of imagination never be ended. It's just change of time, flowing from one generation to another with the wings of dreams. To be continued... No one can say what's the next, but the poet of imagination.
The writer is Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET)