Wonders of a Leaf

I lay on a bed
and, dream of a caterpillar.
The caterpillar stops a while,
Dreams of a leaf
and resumes!
I lay, while
the caterpillar soothes me,
Crawls upon
and excites me with its
innumerable hands and feet to love.
Belly upon the belly,
Caterpillar and me-
Live a complete dream.
The caterpillar-
Touches me,
Gets aroused,
Squeezes and sucks me,
And, transforms itself into a butterfly.
I, too, dream,
Get excited with the touches,
Surrender to be eaten up,
But, is left with a mystic of life
Only to dream and wonder:
If the butterfly is my love, my ultimate dreams?


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Born on 11 July 1979 in Bardiya, Nepal, Mr. Keshab Sigdel is an MA, MPhil in English literature and has also studied law. Currently, he is the assistant professor of English at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He also works as the General Secretary of the Literary Association of Nepal, an organization of University teachers, and also the Vice President of the Society of Nepali Writers in English. He also active as a human rights activist and had worked as the National Vice President of Amnesty International in Nepal. His first anthology of poems "Samaya Bighatan" (Time Under Dissolution) was published in 2007 and and his recent publication is "Six Strings" (a joint anthology of poems in English). He is also the editor of "Of Nepalese Clay", a literary magazine of the Society of Nepali Writers in English. His literary works are included in University curriculum and school level text books in Nepal. He can be reached at keshab.sigdel@gmail.com

Last updated January 30, 2013