Roshan Pariyar

Translated from the Nepali by Hem Bishwakarma


From your heart the scissors

That persistently cuts and breaks into pieces

Wrap a rose around a needle

Insert the yarn of pains and hurts


Stitch steadily

To the frayed life

On the sewing machine of serenity


The pains will taste awesome

While they begin to pain.


-Pariyar is a poet based in Dhankuta, Nepal. He is the author of a collection of poems ‘Siyoko Durbin’.