Lost Poems. by Bhuwan Thapaliya

Bhuwan Thapaliya

Lost Poems

I feel at peace
among the thick woods, 
tall swirling ferns, 
the bird’s songs,
and the humming creeks. 
Here in the secret of the forest
I pinch myself to see 
if I am a human
and then I hear myself 
humming an old pastoral song 
over and over again.
The birds are wheeling
 all around the sky 
and away from the stream; 
a cuckoo’s song
cracks the stagnant air.
I look out through the window
between the two tree trunks
and stretch my wobbly hands 
towards the setting Sun.
My petite fingers touch nothing,
nothing at all, a faint red ball
in the distance remains 
just beyond my feeble grasp
and reminds me 
of the poems
I’d lost in the
desolate gorges
of the Himalayas
years ago.

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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 Wordcity Literary Journal, Pendemics Literary 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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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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