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4th Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day: Haiku by Janak Sapkota

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 7, 2012

Janak SapkotaThis haiku was received from Janak Sapkota, Finland on the auspicious occasion of 4th Lumbini-Kapilvastu day. Janak Sapkota is from Nepal, currently a postgraduate science student in Finland. He has published Lights Along the Road, a collection of haiku co-authored with the American poet Suzy Conway. He won the Smurfit Samhain International Haiku Prize 2006 and the Seventh Annual Ukia Haiku Competition 2009. While on a writing residency at Cló Cheardlann na gCnoc, Donegal, Ireland, he published Full Moon, a limited edition haiku with Irish- language translations by Gabriel Rosenstock and images by Danielle Creenaune. He is, therefore, an internationally recognized poet, however; shadowed in his own motherland and this is just an attempt to bring him among Nepali community. For more please click here]

Kapilvastu* –
every corner
renders silence

(* Kapilvastu is one of the districts of Lumbini Zone, Nepal. The district is located in a part of ancient Shakya kingdom of Buddha.  ) Read the rest of this entry »

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Be a light in yourself

Posted by worldamity on December 3, 2009

(On the ocassion of Kapilvastu Day)

Sanu Ghimire,  Australia

In the world where war has hoofed like a plague

holding a firebrand of peace in your hand

Muttering the rhymes of non-violence taught by you

Trampling along the roads of humanity guided by your hand

and strivings hard to resuscitate

The dormant wisdom almost forgotten in human soul

This transcendental sermon of yours I repeat,

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