Suman Pokhrel

Suman Pokhrel Biography

Born on the 21st September 1967, Suman Pokhrel is a poet, lyricist, playwright, translator & artist.

Suman Pokhrel is only writer to receive SAARC Literary Award twice. He received this award in 2013 and 2015 for his own poetry and his contributions to poetry and art in general in the South Asian region.

Early life

Suman Pokhrel was born ...

Suman Pokhrel Quotes

10 October 2017

An uneasy rhythm of life is more life like than an easy death.

10 October 2017

I asked none, why life ends in ways uncertain.

10 October 2017

Every morning I wake up with the news of bloodshed.

10 October 2017

Every morning I wake up with the news of bloodshed. I feel my body, desperate to know whether I'm still alive.

10 October 2017

Through years of my prime I walked with a heart crazy about love.

Suman Pokhrel Comments

The Best Poem Of Suman Pokhrel

The Taj Mahal & My Love

Through years of my prime
I walked with a heart
crazy about love.

I wanted my heart to bloom
and shelter a shadow of love.
when the heart was soaked in passion
and was wet,
I wanted to wrench it dry
on love itself.
I wanted to paint a picture,
in indelible print, across
the canvass of my heart.

I stand today
in front of the Taj Mahal.
I watch the marble smiling
as the sunlight gives it a touch.
I feel gusts of wind
gone mad
as they come across
the heights of love here.
I listen to the music, waking in
the dream-eyed visitors' quiet hearts.

I am tipsy after my
own feelings
themselves have become wine.
I forget myself, world and all.

I don't know
whether I'm thinking of Shah Jahan,
Mumtaj or myself.
I'm quite disillusioned, stupefied,
enveloped under an expanding heart.

Shah Jahan who proved
an emperor to be shorter than a lover,
who turned a grave into a temple
who gave his beloved a place of God
and converted love into a prayer.

there exists one difference between
us two.
he was all in all, and if
I'd ever grown prosperous like he was,
I'd not have waited for my beloved's death
before I erected a Taj Mahal.


(Translated from Nepali by Manu Manjil)

Suman Pokhrel Popularity

Suman Pokhrel Popularity

BEST POETS
Close
Error Success