Tuesday 6 June 2023

One Poem by Sushant Thapa

 



Carrying a Novel


My friend carries a Novel

When he visits a market.

"It is hilarious," said someone.

"It is creative," another replied.

My friend says he needs stories.

I say stories are around us.

The market filled with air of spices

Becomes an imagery to

Include the taste of opinion.

It sets its sun

In the vast area

Where social bells ring

For every start and ends

With some watery impression

For a parched throat.

The Novel to be written

Will have its own spices

When the tasteless day yawns

And sleeps.

The Novel will be

Voraciously carried by many

When they read its taste.

 



Sushant Thapa is from Biratnagar, Nepal. He has published three books of poems: The Poetic Burden and Other Poems (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2020), Abstraction and Other Poems (Impspired, UK, 2021) and Minutes of Merit (Haoajan, Kolkata, 2021). He is an English lecturer to undergraduate level students of BBA and BIT at Nepal Business College, Biratnagar, Nepal and Master's level at Degree Campus. He has an M.A in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has been published in print, online, school book and anthologies around the world. He also writes Flash Fictions, Short Stories and Book Reviews.

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