Standing on the cliffs
On the banks of the river that carries the flood and bore
Gazing at the horizons for shore
I am drawing shape deep within the cloud‟s inner core
(Trans. Watson, Nepalikavita.com)
Of late, serious urges to anthologise generic creations with limits of period and epoch are being detected in Nepali literature. Not long after Momila edited selected Nepali poems, and Archana Thapa brought together female voices in anthologies, Prabhati Kiran has edited Samakalin Nepali Kathaharu, a collection of stories by contemporary writers, most of whom are in their early forties or younger. While, for instance, initiatives to collect women’s writing—specifically those of renowned authors—have been many, attempts to incorporate evolving and yet-to-be published authors have practically been nil.
भित्रभित्र खोक्रिएर बाहिर बाहिर बाँचेको
एटमको त्रासले चुसेको
समस्याको भूतले सताएको
यो जिन्दगी खै के जिन्दगी !