Gratefulness

 

These eyes,

look all the beautifulness of the

world and enjoy with their colors.

 

These ears,

listen the Mantra like great words

from where the great words reach in the human heart

touching the waves of sounds.

 

These legs,

without exhaustion walk ups and downs,

and reach the temple, school, and workplace,

more than that rich till to you.

 

This tongue,

knows different tastes,

and praises the tastiest.

 

Wow!

These hands:

Clean the dirt, work

play music,

write poetry, and

draw the picture that I loved much.

 

I am meditating,

what I have invested

being those all things to me?

what I have sacrificed?

 

I am truly grateful to the creator

those who gave me,

these all invaluable gifts 

without any cost.

 

Bio:

Bhisma Upreti is a poet, essayist and novelist of high repute. His 19 books (9 poetry book, 9 essays/travels and one Novel) have been published. Besides Nepali, many of his works have been published in English, Hindi, Korean, Serbian, Slovenian, Japanese, Sinhala, Cambodian, Russian, Tamil and Bengali languages. He has represented Nepal in many international literary conclaves in Aisa and Europe. A Gold medalist of National Poetry Festival organized by Nepal Academy, Mr. Upreti is also recipient of prestigious awards like SAARC Literature Award, Gopal Prasad Rimal Rastriya Kavya Puraskar, Uttam Shanti Puraskar, Yuva Varsha Moti Puraskar, Shankar Lamichhane Youth Essay Award and many more. Currently he is a secretary of PEN Nepal, A Nepalese Chapter of PEN International. He can be reached at bhisma.upreti@gmail.com