A book of poetry depicting nostalgic and patriotic feelings, penned by Shivalal Dahal, who has established himself as one of the vocal Bhutanese poets, was released jointly by noted Nepali folk singer Lakshmi Prasad Joshi and artist Prakash Angdambe in Beldangi last month.
Dahal, who has also been following history of Bhutanese-Nepali literaturesince a longtime, has included 44 poems in the poetry book.
Writing foreword in the Dahal’s book, Professor Dr Govinda Raj Bhattarai regarded the creation as one of the best books in the Bhutanese-Nepali diaspora, deeply appreciating the poet’s efforts to unravel patriotic images that he remembered from his childhood.
Bholanath Siwakoti (Puranaghare) from the United States of America has sponsored publication of the book.
Poet Dahal, who holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and Diploma in Nepali Literature, was born in 1979 in Samtse.
His previous publications included ‘Aakash-Gangama Tarangiyeko Panijahaj (poetry book – 2004) and dozens of analytical write-ups and poems. He also edited ‘Samjhanaka Khandit Aakritiharu’ (poetry book -2010) and co-edited ‘Mulyabodh’ (2010).
Based in Birtamod of Jhapa, poet Dahal is one of the editors of Bhutaneseliterature.com. One of his compositions ‘Tursa’ reads as :Yehi baato bhayera
Harka Bahadur, Nar Bahadur, Shiva Shankar Rajdhaniko baato khanna gayeka thiye Tara Uuniharu kahilai farkiyenan Gaonma halla matra farkiyo Harka Bahadur – Putalibhirko baato khanda-khandai Dojarle sorera gayo Nar Bahadur – Dhunga khopera belestinko dhido bharda-bhardai Kambarma badheko dori chhinera bhirbata hutiyo Shiva Shankar – Heuko thupro sohorda-sohardai Lek lagera maryo