Dutendra Chamling (Khotang, Nepal)
Dutendra Chamling Poems
When A Lie Becomes Imminent
As children, we marveled at the flights of Demossile Cranes flying hither from across the Koshi
Creeping for eternity On a banana leaf I was but A glum caterpillar.
Tree Of Time: Heraclitus, Borges And Dut...
'No man ever steps in the same river twice' - Heraclitus 'To gaze at the river made of time and water And recall that time itself is another river' - Jorge Luis Borges
Democracy In Capitalism
Whole night I gave you the moon and the stars. When the morning came
Until the sky remains blue Think, I am still not dead. Like you, I had seen the sky in blue colour. Until my thought about the sky has not changed.
Okay! Comrade! Okay! I do respect and want to say Zindabad but tell me first where is Inquilab?
Creeping for eternity
On a banana leaf
I was but
A glum caterpillar.
One fine day
Your mere touch
Turned me into a butterfly
Discovering the colorful world.
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Translated by Saguna Shah