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Labor of Muscle and Mind – A Poem from Nepal

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Labor of Muscle and Mind – A Poem from Nepal

Sushant Thapa

Sushant Thapa - Nepal - Sindh CourierHailing from Biratnagar, Nepal, Sushant Thapa holds a Master’s degree in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published three books of poetry namely: The Poetic Burden and Other Poems (New Delhi, 2020), Abstraction and Other Poems (UK, 2021) and Minutes of Merit (Kolkata, 2021). He has been published in places like The Gorkha Times, The Kathmandu Post, and several international magazines. He has also been published in national and International anthologies. One of his poems is included in the Paragon English book for Grade 6 students in Nepal. He teaches Business English to Bachelor’s level students of BBA and BIT at Nepal Business College, Biratnagar, Nepal. Recently he recited his poem “The Poetic Burden” in Kalinga Literary Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal. He was recently awarded with Indology Best Poet Award 2022 from West Bengal, India for his debut poetry book “The Poetic Burden and Other Poems.”

Labor of Muscle and Mind

In an utter silence

An idea creeps and

It becomes so loud

That even deaf ears

Of the one in its spell

Can hear it.

A formed conception is a mind,

It needs attention to inner growth.

Do you feel the soul’s meditation?

A flowering subjectivity 

Knows how quiet its listener is

And it converses in liberation and

Becomes voices of many.

In the scorching sun

The breeze knows

Where the hot sweat burns without

Any judgments

And only labor speaks

About the unpainted dreams.

In your wheelbarrow

Have you carried the world?

That silently carries your ideal 

Or just a new laboring hour?

A design is you

One more stone of thought that matches

Makes you fall in love

And blink an eye

For the world.

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