Lozaan Khumbah

Rookie - 112 Points (Tamenglong, Manipur)

Gaddi - Poem by Lozaan Khumbah

I wish I were a Gaddi-
To spend my days where Heaven is nearest;
To roam the breadth of the Himalayas
In the joyous company of my noisy flock;
Grow old and rest in the bosom of the Eternal Hills.

I wish I were a Gaddi-
Smoking pungent biddis on a starry cold night;
Or cherishing cool lassi on a sunny noon,
While my sheep rest by the gentle brook
And good old Tibetan Husky keeps strict watch-
There is no life better than this! !

I wish I were a Gaddi-
Happy and at peace on my mountains,
Feeding my beloved flocks on fresh green grasses.
And when the first snow of winter falls
Lead them safely back to the village
Where my beautiful Love awaits me,
To I stay, until the next Spring comes!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

'Gaddis' are a people who are to be found near the Himalayas. They live by taking care of their flocks, going to the mountains in Spring and summer, and coming back to the village in the Cold winter. Tibetan Husky is the breed of dogs which the Gaddis most often have with them. 'Lassi' is a cool drink that is made from milk, while 'biddis' are the local-made cigaretes. Thanks to Milap Chand Sir for the information.

Comments about Gaddi by Lozaan Khumbah

  • (8/24/2012 6:24:00 AM)

    Thank You... I wanted the verses to reflect the simple life of the Gaddis.. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/14/2012 7:48:00 AM)

    A fine poem, full of good observations and lyrical beauty - great! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 7, 2013

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