A One-legged Bird


How content you are,
O tiny tweeter!
Like a glass half filled
And not called half empty.
Still you hop for bread crumbs
You can take a jolly flight.
My garden is blessed when you hop
And tweet.
I have built a nest for you;
I carry your heart in my happiness.
The green grass calls for peace
Your twittering music is the muse
Of my ecstasy.
Your single leg, can walk above
The earth of clay.
And it does not put you to rest.
You hop and hop
You make music with air
You do not walk the path to goodbye
With your one leg.
You make my mornings take flight
And rise beyond the red sun.
You shine every day in my courtyard
Like the music of nearness.



Sushant Thapa 


A Nepalese poet from Biratnagar, Nepal who holds a Master’s degree in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published three books of poetry namely: The Poetic Burden and Other Poems (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2020), Abstraction and Other Poems (Impspired, UK, 2021) and Minutes of Merit (Haoajan, Kolkata, 2021). Sushant has been published in places like The Gorkha Times, The Kathmandu Post, The Poet Magazine, The Piker Press, Trouvaille Review, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Impspired, Harbinger Asylum, New York Parrot, Pratik Magazine, The Beatnik Cowboy, The Dope Fiend Daily, Atunis Poetry, EKL Review, The Kolkata Arts, Dissident Voice, Journal of Expressive Writing, As It Ought To Be Magazine and International Times among many. He has also been anthologized in national and International anthologies. His poem is also included in Paragon English book for Grade 6 students in Nepal. He teaches Business English to Bachelor’s level students of BBA and BIT at Nepal Business College, Biratnagar, Nepal.

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