Padma Prasad Devkota

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Padma Prasad Devkota Poems

1. Dawn 4/4/2012
2. Insomnia 4/27/2012
3. Voices 6/26/2012
4. Death Can Hurt No More 8/1/2012
5. Shelter 8/5/2012
6. Flowers And Rocks 10/6/2012
7. Let Me Look Upon You 10/6/2012
8. Maya 12/10/2012
9. I Never Knew 3/21/2014
10. A Pang Called Love 4/9/2014
11. Not-A-Haiku 6/17/2015
12. Jatayu 8/14/2012
13. On Writing 12/17/2015
14. Stray Thoughts On A Sunny Morning 1/12/2016
15. Dark Birds Of Time 1/12/2016
16. Little Things 1/12/2016
17. A Poet's Dream 2/6/2016
18. Life 9/14/2012
19. The Rose Bush 10/1/2012
20. All Young Girls 8/18/2012
21. A Broken Melody 8/29/2012
22. Language 8/5/2012
23. Transformation 3/26/2012
24. A Sunrise 3/27/2012
25. The Great Goddess 3/28/2012
26. Swimming The Unknown Depths 5/5/2012
27. The Eternal Spark 7/22/2012
28. What Dies In Spring 8/29/2012
29. Dr. Faustus 8/26/2012
30. On The Banks Of Maribyrnong 3/6/2016
31. We Are Fine In Kathmandu 10/9/2015
32. The Crow 11/23/2015

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We Are Fine In Kathmandu

we filter our water before we drink it
we filter our air before we inhale it
we have yet to learn to filter
the news before we swallow it,
the leaders' promise before we applaud it,
the friendly neighbour's pat before we discover
how easily we are beguiled.

we have played tall with each other
without seeing how great dwarfs we are.
we have believed in the volume of the demanding voice,
in its commanding tone
but never understood how logic too rules the world.
we have polished and glittered our exterior
but have sounded like hollow ...

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The Great Goddess

Human laws are ever changing as the human heart explores
newer values while some remain what they are for evermore
so that truth is hard to grasp and it is hard to be quite sure

I had come to show obeisance, to bend and bow upon the hill
where the greatest goddess had been implored by a mindful king
to guard the newly founded city from all evil, harmful things

April dallied in the mountains while May lingered in the fields

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