Poetry by Saraswoti Lamichhane

sarah swoti

good-bye home town
above the rich crops of the valley
paddy, maize, millet, green, greener, grey
I fly away from my center, to the edge, farther and farther away
silence brings me back to my senses
my laughter-lit Cindrella hours are over
the hills that guard the valley fade dim
soon they soften my memories
this moment shall become a dream tomorrow
history when I visit here next
tangled:  every twist and turn of this bond
once the ties that dig deep are cut
I shall set myself free like a bird
in the space,
I shall belong here, there and everywhere

October walks
a sudden gust peels
the scarf of autumn
away from its twigs
troops upon troops
swarm by
in the theatre of time
on the ramps of thrills
you landed
not to the gravity
but on my arms
your darkening edges
curl slowly
bit by bit
to the core
death disguised in colors
works heavily on your palm
makes you swaddle to the vein
like a newborn
seeking for warmth
to you little leaf
death, but a flight
landing weightlessly
from the twigs to my arms

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Saraswoti Lamichhane comes from St. Albert. She is a mother of two happy daughters. She is a life celebrator and loves exploring beyond her world. At the age of twenty-four she decided to transplant her life from Nepal to Canada. She claims to have nature as her second mother. She loves wandering around the open space with her camera gears. She is an optimist and a continuous spiritual learner. Her poems have been published in a few journals & anthologies across the globe.

Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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