— black and white, bare and half-clad –
reminded me of you
notwithstanding whether they were virgin or climbed
forced me to cut over
you had been cutting in
(or, say, I was used to
all the time
for an age
the strong wind
bore the “fiery” breath of snow
imparted a shudder on my heart
a vestal and virtuous feeling –
pain coupled with joy
vestiges of odium, if any, translated into love
a strong intuition that
my days are numbered
on the other hand
then and there
at the end of the universe
with no delay
i left a message for you
in a language
that you don’t understand
(regardless of the possibility
you could remain ignorant about it
i won’t be here
to see you
if that ever happens
hating me anew
for reasons galore
— good or bad –
that you would gather
i know, i know
you won’t miss me in any way
even bother to pray — not even in a pity –
for the peace of my soul
you probably think is troubled,
if not cursed
you can hate me
(please hate me to the core)
if that makes you feel happy
i won’t complain
now or then
alive or dead
fly high in the sky
i’ll never try to catch you
you are a free bird
(hope your flight will land
to decipher the mantra esoteric
that i’ve taken up
and left for you as the message
the alchemist way)
And they boastfully tried to justify what they did in front of the television camera! I was ashamed seeing the photo session and hearing their cheap words.
Reportedly, some of them vandalized the hall and tried to “steal” some valuables also.
“On duty” Nepalese journos presented them as uncivil in front of the foreign “lenses” through which the rest of the world is watching the development in Nepal. Being a scribe of one-time, I am ashamed of the unmannerly and unethical drama by the social watchdogs. What I think is they were supposed to be messengers primarily during their job of reporting. Their personal choice or political inclination should have been secondary at the palace today!
Do all of us know what the heck social moral responsibility is?
When shall journalists learn the culture and good manners?
Was really pissed off (and sort of happy also) seeing this picture published in today’s Kantipur Daily; Mr. Western Journo too is enjoying the hot seat and busy posing… It’s not only Nepali media people then! :)
हग्नेलाई भन्दा देख्नेलाई लाज भनेको यही हो।
As suggested by NepaliAkash, here is Dance Monkeys Dance! Watch it!
The monarchy has authentically been abolished by the newly elected Constituent Assembly, after all.
However, I wonder whether the vestiges of the noblesse/feudalism/autocracy could be decimated successfully. The attitude is the same; not that easy to change it.
Look at Aarju Deuba née Rana, for an instance! She still brags on being granddaughter of one of the Rana rulers. It’s all because of the fortune that she and her parents inherited from the autocrats by looting the national treasure!
Had the then government after the big change in 2007 BS nationalized all the property the Ranas,in one way or another, stole from the state and the people, Aarju sort of people would not shoot a line that way…
Because it’s the wealth that services a person status and power.
Now, if Gyanendra Shah and the family is given an opportunity to master the property that they garnered or inherited
entertaining the royal line, it would be unfair. To people, for sure.
Only abolishing the monarchy won’t change the scenario; give the royalties a chance to live as dignified citizens but sequester the property that they have stolen!
It’s awesome and heart-touching. For sure, of world class.
However, I wonder why the golden colour here is high-and-mighty. May be the colour combination is vintage Sanyukta. :) That colour reminded me one of your works hung at the back of our classroom. Yes, the one that I wanted to steal (on time) but somebody else did that in time! :( Does anyone have idea who the lucky thief is?
Desktop not working at all, laptop too with problems……….
I wish there were no computer viruses. :(
The new one that has been my headache is kinza.exe. McAfee detects and quarantines it. However cannnot delete it.
I tried to play with Kaspersky. But it fired me back. My computer that has 2GB RAM and 1.6 GHz processor became very very very very very very …………. slow.
Finally, I uninstalled it.
Tired with Windows’ problems and virus attacks, shall I take to Linux now? How user friendly is it?
By the way, I dont know what happened to my desktop. Only I hear the fan’s srrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. No other activities…………. No light at motherboard, but yes while pressing the turn off button, there is yellow light at the hard disk. What really happened is I tried to check an old hard disk. But…………. may be it’s problems with the power socket……….. May be with motherboard. But hopefully not with the harddisk. I have all my property in that little thing.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm Jwalanta is out there to help me rescue the documents.