नेपाली भाषा र साहित्यको सम्पूर्ण पत्रिका

Two Poems by Rambabu Dahal

Trans. Roshan Koirala

Rambabu Dahal

The Signal


She entered the chamber of my heart


and scoured

the nooks and crannies

as if I might have secretly stored

something someplace

and then

just like a whim

she left.

She’s still at large.

She was my real poem.

Cover pages of Man Ka Swarharu (Voices of the Heart)
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Mansara and three other poems by Nibha Shah

Few Minutes of Murder a Day (A Poem)

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Kathmandu, April 29, 2021: Pandemic Season 2

A Dream Journey


Only moments ago

that before I woke up from sleep

I was going to or coming from

some unknown land . . .

In the endless path

was the cohort of wayfarers

restlessly buying and selling in the marketplace

I wasn’t merely a bystander

Holding a bag of curiosity

empty in my heart, I was looking for

another dream . . .


Translated from the Nepali by Roshan Koirala.