Lunatic – A Poem by Laxmi Prasad Devkota


Amazing poetry.

Read Between the Lines

This is not a book review but a poem in itself.

Me

Laxmi  Prasad Devkota
Laxmi Prasad Devkota

I read more prose than poetry. But I do read Nepali poetry a lot and today I’m sharing a poem by one of the greatest poets in Nepali Literature, Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota. Don’t know if the translation can properly convey the beauty of the poem, but it still is good while the Nepali one is great.

I had heard about Muna Madan a lot and tried reading it few years back. Since then, I’ve read many works of Devkota. Among hundreds of poems,there are a few which I really love and can recite word to word like Ek Sundari Beshya Prati, Sunya, Yaatri ,Maand more. But this one got some separate place in my heart and always will.

Anyway, Here’s the English version:

Lunatic

Surely, my friend, I am mad,
that’s exactly what I…

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