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4th Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day: Haiku by Janak Sapkota

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 7, 2012

Janak SapkotaThis haiku was received from Janak Sapkota, Finland on the auspicious occasion of 4th Lumbini-Kapilvastu day. Janak Sapkota is from Nepal, currently a postgraduate science student in Finland. He has published Lights Along the Road, a collection of haiku co-authored with the American poet Suzy Conway. He won the Smurfit Samhain International Haiku Prize 2006 and the Seventh Annual Ukia Haiku Competition 2009. While on a writing residency at Cló Cheardlann na gCnoc, Donegal, Ireland, he published Full Moon, a limited edition haiku with Irish- language translations by Gabriel Rosenstock and images by Danielle Creenaune. He is, therefore, an internationally recognized poet, however; shadowed in his own motherland and this is just an attempt to bring him among Nepali community. For more please click here ]

   Kapilvastu* –
every corner
renders silence

(* Kapilvastu is one of the districts of Lumbini Zone, Nepal. The district is located in a part of ancient Shakya kingdom of Buddha.  ) Read the rest of this entry »

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विदेशमा चम्कदै नेपाली ठिटो

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 5, 2012

How curious it is that a Nepalese haikuist –someone from the Buddha’s territory – should present us with this haiku. Tradition has it that the Buddha’s first inkling into the nature of conflict – and his mission to find the remedy for all conflict – came from such a sight,
witnessed as a child, and now so succinctly sketched for us here by Janak. Relish these haiku and senryu. They come from the purest
source!
Gabriel Rosenstock

लीलानाथ घिमिरे

काठमाडौ, असार २० – एउटा नेपाली ठिटो विज्ञान पढ्छ । जापानी भाषाबाट अरुमा फेरिदै आएका हाइकु (तीन हरफे कविता) अग्रेजी भाषामा लेख्छ । फिनल्यान्डमा बस्छ । आयरल्याण्डमा भएको अन्तराष्ट्रिय हाइकु प्रतियोगितामा प्रथम भएर पुरस्कार जितेको छ । त्यहाँ हुने साहित्यिक कार्यक्रममा ऊ विशिष्ठ अतिथिका रुपमा निम्त्याइन्छ । उसका हाइकु सुनेर बरिष्ठ कविहरूसमेत छक्क पर्छन् । विश्वमा प्रकाशित पुस्तकको डिजिटल भर्सन पुस्तक विक्रेता अमेजनले त्यही नेपाली ठिटोको पुस्तक डलरमा बेच्छ ।

तपाईंहरूलाई भेटाउँदै छु बागलुङमा जन्मेर, काठमाडौंमा हुर्के/बढे/पढेर मेटेरियल साइन्स (एप्लाइड फिजिक्स) मा स्नातकोत्तर गर्ने क्रममा फिनल्याण्डमा रहेका जनक सापकोटालाई । नेपाली मिडियामा त्यति नछाएका उनी फिनल्याण्ड र आयरल्याण्डका साहित्यकारमाझ भने राम्रैसँग परिचित छन् । उनका कृति अंग्रेजीका अतिरिक्त आइरिस र फिनिस भाषामा समेत प्रकाशित भएका छन् । फुटकर रचना त जापानी, स्विडिस भाषामा समेत अनुदित भएर छापिएका छन् । फिनल्याण्डमा केही महिनाअघि भएको प्रशिद्ध ‘टेम्परे बुक फेयर’ मा उनलाई आयोजकले अतिथिका रुपमा निम्त्याएको थियो । त्यसमा उनले हाइकु लेखनबारे आफ्ना अनुभव अरु साहित्यकारसामु बाँडेका थिए । Read the rest of this entry »

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