The Blue Mimosa is a Nepali novel written by Parijat.




Finally—The Rain

 

Her voice rises and falls as she describes

Her new life to me over the telephone.

I listen with care to every little

Sound she makes, knowing them intimately—

Not knowing what I desire from her voice,

Not knowing the cause behind this courtesy.

I look out of the window, and I see

Some wind-stirred flowers of jacaranda trees—

The kind that grows everywhere in this city.

I pick up The Blue Mimosa and read

A page for her. She says, "You still believe

In things like that?" Silence. A heavy sigh.

Outside some grey, untiring sparrows chirp.

The flowers fall, and finally—the rain.



Bibek Adhikari 





Sonnet by Bibek
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Written on 2018-09-13 at 14:02

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
This is really good Bibek. The mood, the scene and the incidental details make it great.
2018-09-16


Sameen
I would add a "but" before the first not knowing. Your use of enjambment is masterful in this.
2018-09-15


Sameen
Amazing. Imagiste!
2018-09-15


Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
An artistic accomplishment, beautifully made. Thank you for posting it!
2018-09-14


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Brilliant! The weather changes, the sun turns dark, with that one question, and the knowledge of what has changed. The Blue Mimosa--what a beautiful name for a book! Love the poem.
Ashe
2018-09-14


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo! Delightfully atmospheric.
2018-09-13