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Translated Poem : Teaching Maps to My Daughter

~Bijay Malla~ Blood marks the red borderlines, of plains that belong to every nation like terraces in the field! This is India, and this Pakistan and this, the great line ‘tween marked by the blood of the Hindus and the … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : Song of the Slaves

~Gopal Prasad Rimal~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma Our ponds of inertia are dear to us. Our pride in preserving the ponds is dear to us. Who are you to tarnish glorious pinpoints of our pride? In here we love the … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : You are, as You are

~Suman Pokharel~ Trans : Abhi Subedi Standing on some non-life fringe of life embracing non-existent shape like winds that stopped blowing, I would be living in illusions with fossils of life’s zest. I would regard meanings given by others so … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : Between Rainbow and melody

~Suman Pokhrel~ Translation : Abhi Subedi As you entered the room stirring air with suppleness of walk waking up the stillness with jingles of cymbals making curtains dance to the sound of bangles aroma wafted into air from canvas and … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : Awaiting a New Nation

~Yuyutsu Sharma~ From the porous ground of a savage slope ravaged by a landslide they watch visitors coming up the hill paths like clouds rushing up through the green folds of mountains to race over the hunger of their huddled … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : An Old Rickshaw Puller

~Arjun Dhungana~ Trans : Suman Pokharel The sun of destiny flashed never on his forehead, never lit the lamppost of his heart undying However, with the eyes that glitter every moment the old rickshaw puller, together with the dawn arrives … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : Constitution

~Shailendra Sakar~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma Constitution isn’t some book’s name, nor is it a fresh weapon from some nuclear arsenal a blue stretch of a sky a bird’s exuberant attempt to fly a cry of a gurgling brook a … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : A Strange Temple

~Manju Kanchuli~ Translated by : Wayne Amtzis The idol behind the shut door of god must be arrayed with vermilion and rice That I don’t know Before meeting the deity I’ve seen nothing but naked figures on the struts above … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : Bloodstains from Iraq

~Yuyutsu Sharma~ In the hands of a black night severed head of a young Buddha trying to read its pallid

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Translated Poem : Lonely I am….

~Krishna Bhakta Shrestha~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma Lonely I am as a yoked bull in a life consumed beyond orders of human exhaustion lonely like a lump of flesh and blood waiting in a mother’s womb to grow into a … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : Bullet

~Keshab Silwal~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma This is the rose that a dictator pins on your chest and numerous dead bodies line up… People with guts target people with shining chests. This is a medal earned in the name of … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : I Lean over my own corpse

~Krishna Bhakta Shrestha~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma I lean over my own corpse as an old bunch-back over his own shadow; I lean and look, scanning with a vulture’s ariel eyes and dripping loops of fetid saliva I prepare to … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : Addiction

~Keshab Silwal~ Yuyutsu Sharma The Flowers in their Baskets The flowers in their baskets do not smell of crisp books or rhymes that sing of flowers of freedom. Pale as pulp of their wiped out eyes

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Translated Poem : Laxmi Lekali

~Yuyutsu Sharma~ Laxmi Lekali sister of our butchered dreams Laxmi Lekali the foolish cops who conspired to dictate awe of your slogans who plotted to smash the heightened pagodas

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Translated Poem : Here/There

~Shailendra Sakar~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma Searching images of Himal’s shadow spreading in the icy depths of the Pacific Ocean on the steps of escalators recalling Lisno, the ladders dug in scented tree trunks, recalling hillside courtyards, resting-plinths, mule path … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : The Story of my Love

~Gopal Prasad Rimal~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma I had a dark one then, the one who couldn’t dare to face the magnificent daggers of my awesome presence. I was her King but she couldn’t be my Queen.

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Translated Poem : Ruksana’s letter

~Buddhi Sagar Chapagain~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma Perhaps moonlight died in the gloom of your burka— Eid’s full Moon. Ruksana, at this moment what could I send you except these words? While placing the morsel of bread in your mouth … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : March 27, 2003

~Buddhi Sagar Chapagain~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma In the fast fading blood has been drenched the empty vacuum flask, the lost ring and the ladyfinger close by has been blown off by the bullet. Under the merciless sun in a … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : Papaji

~Shreejana Bhandari~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma An old snayasi is pushed into the loft of an old haveli carrying the bulky weight of a crumbling past and made hostage to a shattered relationship like the last remains of a delaying … Continue reading

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Chetnath Dhamala’s three translated Haikus

~Chetnath Dhamala~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma Sells demonstrations, Terror’s mist, Lip service. ** Salty frost,

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Translated Poem : Timepiece

~Bimal Nibha~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma The killer has withdrawn from the scene of oppression, leaving behind a sea of silences, a confluence of items elemental. Some of the items had special significance

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Translated Poem : Hunger Dreams

~Pramod Snehi~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma In the remote mountain villages little children are playing in the dust of the famished streets. And uninterrupted in the vivid mirrors of their eyes are dancing stunning sequences of a beautiful hunger. More … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : Vulture

~Krishna Bhakta Shrestha~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma A vulture’s first peck is at the eyes, the eyes that see the iridescence of the spectrum of life. Haphazardly it pounces and snaps,

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Translated Poem : Daily in my Dreams…

~Bhupi Sherchan~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma Daily in my dreams young mothers come and like a lunatic “O now my milk is of no value, nor there remains now any meaning of my motherhood” start singing this song and start … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : The Flowers in their Baskets

~Yuyutsu Sharma~ The flowers in their baskets do not smell of crisp books or rhymes that sing of flowers of freedom. Pale as pulp of their wiped out eyes these are stones of destiny heavy from watery weight of their … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : I am Syria speaking

~N. B. Ghimirey~ Translated By: Denuka Rai Where the days begin with bombs, Night bid in bullets. Where the sun rises – American, Moon rises – Russian. I am Syria speaking, I am Syria crying. My hands are their weapons, … Continue reading

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Translated Poem : O Children of Partridges, Quails and Sacrificial Buffaloes

~Bhupi Sherchan~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma O unfortunate children of partridges, quails and sacrificial buffaloes, be it the German attack, Burma’s turbulent borders, the rubber forests of Malaya, Nefa’s or Ladakh’s battlefields of fire,

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Translated Poem : City’s Evening Lights

~Chunky Shrestha~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma The evening city’s lights were blown off, they murdered supremacy of the ultimate truth. Carrying their smarting snouts soaked in blood, the wolves stalked

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Translated Poem : The Caves

~Nakul Silwal~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma We aren’t aware of the hands that take pride in building passages we are forced to take. We do not know nature of the substance,

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Translated Poem : My mother and I

~Buddhi Sagar Chapagain~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma Every morning my mother looks into the other end of the sky and says— Look son, even last night sky got aflame. I do not understand a thing. What I do understand is—

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Translated Poem : Forget me

~Arun Budhathoki~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma Forget me as a dejected Moon, stroking its silvery hair praying for the lake to stand still before winter visits

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Translated Poem : Ruins of a Naked Poem

~Punya Gautam ‘Bishwas’~ Translated by Yuyutsu Sharma A wounded mountain ravaged by a landslide a huddled hut aflame from a corporate trickster a green paddy field upturned by a relentless floods

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