Thursday 23 February 2023

One Poem by Bhuwan Thapaliya


Coming home


Her red woollen frock

deftly hand-woven

by her mother

billowed out behind her

as she ran hurriedly 

to hug her father

after two long years.

Her sparkling blue eyes

floated across the sky. 

Their smiles merged

and stretched

into the beckoning

hills beyond.

The paddy fields

were in bloom.

Summer squashes,

lush and sturdy.

The sun was ebullient,

they giggled

and hand in hand

marched towards their home.

Nearby, squirrels swerved

through the branches

of the silent trees;

found their song

in the rustle of the leaves.


Bhuwan Thapaliya is a poet writing in English from Kathmandu, Nepal. He works as an economist and is the author of four poetry collections. His poems have been published in Pendemics Literary Journal, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Trouvaille Review,  Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic Initiative(Witnessing Global Pandemic is an initiative sponsored by the Poetic Media Lab and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford University), International Human Rights Art Festival, Poetry and Covid: A Project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, University of Plymouth, and Nottingham Trent University, Pandemic Magazine, The Poet,  Valient Scribe, Strong Verse, Jerry Jazz Musician,  VOICES( Education Project), Longfellow Literary Project, Poets Against the War among many others.


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