Syed Shamsul Haq identified himself first and foremost as a poet above all his other mediums.  His rationale for doing so was the belief that all words, whether in verse or not, had an inherent rhythm and that it was working with the rhythmic qualities of words that one could create memorable prose.

His poems include:

  • Ekoda Ek Rajje (1961)
  • Boishekhe Rochito Ponktimala (1969)
  • Birotihin Utsob (1969)
  • Protidhonigon (1976)
  • Opor Purush (1978)
  • Kobita Samagra (2007)
  • Ek Ascharja Sangamer Smriti