While taking to air,
The sprightly wings begin to tire
The throat gets parched
Hunger hounds the hollow belly
Rain raids randomly
And the sun bakes and boils.
His life takes
An unfettered flight imbued with majestic high
Three basic human needs:
Bread, rags, and roof.
The bread I eat these days tastes different.
I have forgotten the grim face of hunger.
I dress better than I did long ago
But the greed in my heart still goes naked.
I live in a grand and high building these days
From where people appear stunted.
Chandra Gurung is a Nepali poet based in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In 2007 he
published his first anthology of Nepali poetry, and his second collection titled My
Father’s Face has been translated into English, has come out in Oct 2020.
His work has been featured in many international anthologies including: More of
My Beautiful Bahrain, Snow Jewel, The Collections of Poetry and Prose series, Warscapes.com, and many others.
Also, Chandra often translates poems from other languages into Nepali.
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