Sushant Thapa is a poet from Biratnagar, Nepal who 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). Sushant has been published in several national and international newspapers and magazines. His work has also appeared 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 students of BBA and BIT at Nepal Business College, Biratnagar, Nepal.
The Mirrored Sky
The sky if erased,
Will not leave its image in the mirror.
The sun, stars and moon will be gone
Even from the mirror.
The unthinkable can sail
The boat to life
The unnamed fisherman
Teaches to catch fish for non-swimmers.
The street has its own dwellers,
The footsteps of insanity
That goes misguided
Where will that reach?
The caricatures of humankind
Will become a doomed reality one day.
The leftover of the world will also want to rule.
We need the sky at such times
We need the immeasurable
And untraceable aim,
The flights to reach the
Soaring height of the ripe moon,
To the cosmos.
The world is a descended universe;
And it is not empty.
Here, love lights
The bearers of passionate attire
Like the welkin undisturbed in its acceptance,
Like the sleeping Vishnu
When gods believe in humankind
The mirrored sky will cast down its devotion.