Dutendra Chamling

Gold Star - 7,016 Points (Khotang, Nepal)

Cognizance/Awareness - Poem by Dutendra Chamling

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.


* © Published.
Translated by Saguna Shah

Topic(s) of this poem: butterfly, consciousness, democracy, equality, freedom, identity, politics, revolution


Comments about Cognizance/Awareness by Dutendra Chamling

  • Pamela Sinicrope (3/5/2017 10:10:00 AM)


    Nice micro poem. A metamorphosis exacted on the heart. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (2/10/2017 6:56:00 PM)


    Beautiful rendition of words to utmost justice. Lovely poem nicely penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Norah Tunney (3/17/2016 9:12:00 AM)


    I love this poem! What a beautiful image (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/14/2016 1:17:00 AM)


    The colours of the world! With the muse of nature. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Alice Perfect (12/12/2015 12:15:00 AM)


    touch us all god and
    help us to see that touch
    and then be free to experience!

    thanks for the translation
    (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (12/11/2015 10:34:00 AM)


    What a wonderful thing to think that a touch from a person could turn a caterpillar into a butterfly! Probably no one else ever would have thought of that. Well done! (Report) Reply

    Dutendra Chamling Dutendra Chamling (12/14/2015 5:11:00 AM)

    Kim Barney! Thank you so much.

  • (12/3/2015 4:37:00 PM)


    I love nature poem..this could be a person too, , , great (Report) Reply

    Dutendra Chamling Dutendra Chamling (12/5/2015 12:06:00 AM)

    Manomonton Dalan! Thank you so much.

  • Valsa George (11/29/2015 11:56:00 PM)


    The growth from a caterpillar to a butterfly through a loving touch is beautifully summed up in limited words! Enjoyed reading your poem Dutendra! (Report) Reply

    Dutendra Chamling Dutendra Chamling (11/30/2015 11:18:00 PM)

    Valsa George! Thank you so much for an enormous compliment.

  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/29/2015 12:20:00 AM)


    Beautifully written. Thanks for posting. (Report) Reply

    Dutendra Chamling Dutendra Chamling (11/29/2015 6:19:00 AM)

    Anil Kumar Panda! Thanks!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 8, 2016


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