Virtue of Permanence

Sushant Thapa

Arrest not my seasons and
The beauty of the dusk
When the dawn fades.
Time is not a clock,
But nature in its never aging attire.
Humans only perform
The caricature of the age.
They live and script,
Words make an old timer carry
A fresh flower.
He wishes to forgive the age
For stealing his youth.
In expression he rises
From the grave;
We read him.
In a delight he leaves the world
To rest in peace!
History repeats
In a new awakening.
The pen that writes the history is same
But the call of the age is different.
Permanence of the future
Can still end in celebration.

(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.)