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The Mirrored Sky – A Poem from Nepal

Sushant Thapa, an eminent poet from Himalayan country shares his fresh poem.

Sushant Thapa

Sushant Thapa - Nepal - Sindh CourierSushant 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

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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,

The footsteps

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

In Budhanilkantha Temple.

When gods believe in humankind

The mirrored sky will cast down its devotion.

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