Mandala of Peace

Sushant Thapa

Momentary happiness and false hope,
Only shine in the dark.

We need lights throughout the day
Including the bright ones
Creating festive delights.

Hope is also a light;
It is also a festive arcana.

The society needs healing

In books we have chanted mantras
The readers are leading astray,
We need a bondage,
The words can free us.

Peace soothes the mind
In freedom of thought.

Needy hands wait to be served
Through hunger-ending actions.

No aim is trivial
Delight is like a bright night.

We as a world, share the words
to be read together. This is a gift.

With the waking dawn,
Comes the prayer of peace
The nightingale sings of freedom.

Through a trespassing gate of stillness
I see your mandala of peaceful abode.


[Sushant Thapa is a Nepalese poet from Biratnagar-13, Nepal who holds a Master’s degree in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published four books of poetry namely: The Poetic Burden and Other Poems (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2020), Abstraction and Other Poems (Impspired, UK, 2021), Minutes of Merit (Haoajan, Kolkata, 2021), and Love’s Cradle (World Inkers Printing and Publishing, New York, USA and Senegal, Africa, 2023). Sushant has been published in places like Sahitya Post, 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, Spillwords, Mad Swirl, Ink Pantry, International Times and Outlook India among many.]