Sushant Thapa

Morning is not just a game,
Although it comes every day.
It is a delight of existence,
It is a measure of man’s circularity.
It is like passing seasons,
It is like bloom in the garden of eternity;
After gaps in eternity,
Morning comes again in between.
It is the freedom flight
As the cage opens.
It is an imitator of nature;
I paint its appearance on my canvas
Beside my garden window.
Morning hour is the continuity marker.
Morning blooms for the day,
It is a present blooming
To become future
For those who harbor patiently.
Morning is my dart of presence,
It is my healing sun.
Morning is my clarity,
Among the disparity of the world.
Come with the whispering blessings
And let me receive it
With a bang.

(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 five 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), Love’s Cradle (World Inkers Printing and Publishing, New York, USA and Senegal, Africa, 2023) and Spontaneity: A New Name of Rhyme (Ambar Publication House,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. Sushant received Yashaswi Book Awards 2079 for his third book of poems “Minutes of Merit” in the recently held Kaling Literary Festival, Kathmandu. Sushant has also received Indology Best Poet Award 2022 from West Bengal, India and Sahitto Award from Bangladesh.)