English Poem – I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You

PABLO NERUDA 12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973  Parral / Chile

PABLO NERUDA
12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 Parral / Chile


I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.

I love you only because it’s you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.

Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.

In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.
Pablo Neruda

नेपाली कविता – फेरि एकपटक खुलेको छ सपनाको बजार

फेरि एकपटक खुलेको छ सपनाको बजार
आउनूस्, देख्नूस् राम्रो सपना
र, लेखिदिनूस् उसको नाउँमा
तपाईंको कमसे कम अर्को पाँच वर्षको जिन्दगी ।

तपाईं चामलजस्तो केलाएर हेर्न सक्नुहुन्न
लुगाजस्तो छामेर अनुभव गर्न सक्नुहुन्न
उसले भन्दै जान्छ, तपाईंले सुन्दै जाने हो
आँखा चिम्लिने हो, सपना देख्ने हो
उसका सबै भनाइ विश्वास गर्ने हो
फेरि एकपटक खुलेको छ, सपनाको बजार ।

आउनूस् तपाईंलाई कुन सपना मन पर्छ
दिउँसै देख्नूस् एक सपना
र, पाल्नूस एक पल्टन शासकहरू
सभा भाँड्ने सभासद्हरू ।
संविधानसभा बनाइदिनूस्
र, दिनूस् संविधान नबनाउने अनुमति
सरकार बनाउन सहयोग गर्नूस्
र, गर्नूस् सरकार नभएको अनुभूति
र,
तपाईंको छाप्रो उधारेर
गर्नूस् मद्दत
बनाउन लथालिंग मुलुकका पार्टीका घरहरू
तपाईंको छाक काटेर गर्नूस् सहयोग
निर्माण गर्न
गरिब कार्यकर्ताका धनी नेताहरू
लेखिदिनूस् उसका नाउँमा
तपाइर्ंका उर्वर जवानीका पाँच वर्ष
फेरि एकपटक खुलेको छ, सपनाको बजार ।

तपाईं रिक्सा चलाउनुहुन्छ त के भो र ?
किन्दै नकिनी निजी गाडीमा
सयर गरेको सपना देख्नूस्
तपाईं निजी गाडीमा हिँड्नुहुन्छ भने
हवाईजहाज किनेको सपना देख्नूस्
छन् ऊसँग थरीथरीका सपना
छन् ऊसँग प्रत्येक वर्गका सपना
अँध्यारो गाउँमा अर्को महिनादेखि
बिजुली बत्ती बाल्न पाइने सपना
सुक्खा जमिनहरू पानीले भिजाउने सपना !
सपनाको बजारमा यो पनि केही सपना हो र ?
देख्नूस् तपाईं दुई सय तला माथिको
गगनचुम्बी घरमा रहेको सपना
देख्नूस् तपाईं इन्द्रेणीको धागोबाट
संसार भ्रमण गरेको सपना ।

ऊ सपनाको कारखाना नै हो
अहिल्यै निकालेर दिन्छ
भिन्न मोडेल र ब्रान्डका सपना तपाईंलाई
मात्र लेखिदिनूस् तपाईंका अमूल्य जीवनका
अर्को पाँच वर्ष
फेरि एकपटक खुलेको छ, सपनाको बजार ।

जमिनदारलाई जमिन थपिदिने मौका
पुँजीपतिलाई अझै कमाउने अवसर
कालोबजारीलाई अझै भाउ बढाउने अवसर
सँगै
समानता र साम्यवादको पनि सपना
संघीयता र समाजवादको सपना
परिवर्तन र क्रान्तिका सपना
सबै एकै मनचिन्ते झोलामा राखेर
बाँडिरहेको छ सपना
मात्र छाप लगाइदिनूस् उसको नाममा
तपाईंको उर्वर जीवनका अर्को पाँच वर्ष ।

घरको सपना देख्दा देख्दै बेघर भएका
सहर पानीले पखालिने सपना किनेर काकाकुल भएका
नयाँ राज्यको सपना किनेर आफैँ बेचिएका
धेरै ठगिएका, झुक्किएका छन् मानिसहरू

फेरि पनि सपनाको बजारमा सपना किन्नेहरू छन्
झुक्किएका दशकहरू बिर्सेर
नयाँ सपनामा आश गर्नेहरू छन्
किन्नूस् तपाईं पनि एक थान वा अनगिन्ती सपनाहरू
फेरि एकपटक खुलेको छ, सपनाको बजार ।

नेपाली कविता – बखतबहादुर र देश

बखतबहादुर
निद्रामा बरबराउादै
किन सम्झन्छ
बरोबर
यो टाढा दूरदेशमा बसेर
देशको नाम ?

बिर्सन चाहेर बिर्सन नसकेको
मनको एउटा कुनाभरि पसारिएको
यो देश र गाउाका यादहरु
किन झिकेर मिल्काउन सक्दैन हा !
बखतबहादुर ।

बहिरा छौ तिमीहरु
र त इसाराले भन्नुपर्छ
मुटुभरि धड्किएको धड्कन
प्रश्वासभरि निश्वास निस्किएको
स्वाधीनताको श्वास
यो देशको स्पन्दन हो स्पन्दन ।

बखतबहादुर बेथितिको निसानामा
आफ्नो राष्ट्रप्रेम घाइते भइरहादा
अझै स्मृतिको फोल्डरबाट
झिकेर देशको नक्सा
तागीरहेछ छातीमा
र भनिरहेछ, मेरो प्यारो मातृभूमि ।

कुनै प्रेमिकाको छोडपत्रको पाण्डुलिपिजस्तो
सधैँभरि झस्का आइरहदो रहेछ
त्यही कान्लो र त्यही ढिस्को
र, बारम्बार मरूभूमिको यो थकानमा
एउटा सम्मोहक पि्रयसी विम्बझैँ
भइदिँदो रहेछ, दूरदेशमा बसेका हजारौँ
बखतबहादुरहरुका लागि देश ?

नेपाली कविता – आमाको छायाँ

सौतेनी आमा भन्छिन्-
‘साप्सु खोलामा जा
र, हाम फालेर मरिजा ।’
लाचार बाबु भन्छन्-
‘नौडाँडा काटेर जा
र, कतै गरिखा ।’

पि्रय,
तिमी के भन्छौ ?
म आफू जन्मँदा
नानीको साथीलाई राखेको ढुंग्रो झुन्डिएको
दुधिलोको हाँगोमा पासो लागूँ कि ?
जूनलाई पछ्याउँदै डाँडा काटूँ ?

कहाँ होला-
हृदयका पिपहरू स्वतन्त्र पखाल्ने पँधेरी ?
कहाँ होला-
धुजाधुजा आफैँलाई लुकेर सिलाउने अँधेरी ?


काटिजाऊँला नौडाँडा
या तरिजाऊँला नौखोला
म नहुनुको कठोर शून्यमा
मेरा साथी सगरका नौलाख दुःखहरू त नरोलान् ?
आँसुका धारिला फूलहरू
अभागी चिहानको छातीमा त नखस्ला ?
यो कोमल ढुंगा-माटोको मुटुमा चोट त नपर्ला ?

मेरी स्वर्गीय आमाको रुङ्रीले
खोजिरहला रुँदै
मैले टेकेको पाइतालाको चिसो डोबमा
मेरै तातो धड्कन ।

अफसोच !
अस्ताउनुपर्छ म अब
किनभने,
उभिएको छ सामुन्ने यस बेला
मैले सधैँ सपनामा देख्ने
मेरी आमाको छायाँ ।

नेपाली कविता – देशका लागि केही गरौँ

प्रकृतिले सजिएको नेपाल हाम्रो देश
चार वर्ण छत्तीस जातको आ–आफ्नो भेष ।
यति राम्रो हाम्रो यो देशमा के भएको
हत्या हिंसा आतङ्क चलिरहेको ।
आतङ्कबाट बच्नका लागि सबै कम्मर कसौँ
पुर्व मेचीदेखी पश्चिम महाकाली सम्मलाई
जोगाउन लागि परौ सबै नेपाली एकभई ।
देशका माटो छोएर कसम खाउँ
आतङ्कलाई त्यागी सबल राष्ट्र बनाउँ ।
युद्ध त्यागी शान्तिको बाटोमा लगाउँ
जे जसरी भएपनि शान्ति ल्याउँ, शान्ति ल्याउँ ।
नेपाललाई एउटा सबल राष्ट्र बनाउँ
सबै नेपाली देशका लागि केही गरौँ,केही गरौँ ।

Facts Before Climbing Mount Everest

Since the early 1920s, the mysterious Mount Everest has attracted mountaineers and scientists from across the globe. Hundreds have lost their lives while making attempts to conquer the tallest peak in the world, yet the fascination continues. The month of May, also called 'the window,' is considered to be the ideal time to scale Mount Everest; the weather is stable and winds speeds are favourable for the climbers. As the climbing season nears, let’s take a look at some interesting facts related to Mount Everest.

Since the early 1920s, the mysterious Mount Everest has attracted mountaineers and scientists from across the globe. Hundreds have lost their lives while making attempts to conquer the tallest peak in the world, yet the fascination continues. The month of May, also called ‘the window,’ is considered to be the ideal time to scale Mount Everest; the weather is stable and winds speeds are favourable for the climbers. As the climbing season nears, let’s take a look at some interesting facts related to Mount Everest.

While Nepal pegs the height of the mountain to be 8,848 m (29,029 ft), China, till 2010, claimed it to be 8,844 m (29,016 ft). The difference was due to China’s earlier refusal to consider the ice at the top of the mountain while calculating its height. Following several rounds of talks between the two countries, the official height was designated as 8,848 m. Interestingly, in 2009, a GPS device was placed below the summit by American Millennium Expedition and the findings readjusted the height to 8,850 m (29,035 ft).

While Nepal pegs the height of the mountain to be 8,848 m (29,029 ft), China, till 2010, claimed it to be 8,844 m (29,016 ft). The difference was due to China’s earlier refusal to consider the ice at the top of the mountain while calculating its height. Following several rounds of talks between the two countries, the official height was designated as 8,848 m. Interestingly, in 2009, a GPS device was placed below the summit by American Millennium Expedition and the findings readjusted the height to 8,850 m (29,035 ft).

The Indian subcontinent was originally an independent landmass which collided with the Asian continent and led to the formation of the Himalayan chain of mountains. Researchers claim that the continental plates are still moving, making Mount Everest gain approximately four millimetres (0.16 in) in height every year.

The Indian subcontinent was originally an independent landmass which collided with the Asian continent and led to the formation of the Himalayan chain of mountains. Researchers claim that the continental plates are still moving, making Mount Everest gain approximately four millimetres (0.16 in) in height every year.

The rock at the summit is made up of marine limestone and it is estimated that the rock was deposited at the seafloor around 450 to 500 million years ago.

The rock at the summit is made up of marine limestone and it is estimated that the rock was deposited at the seafloor around 450 to 500 million years ago.

The first successful summit was accomplished on May 29, 1953, by Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa from Nepal. Italian climber Reinhold Messner and Austrian Peter Habeler were the first to reach the peak without bottled oxygen in 1978. Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to climb the summit in 1975. British mountaineer Kenton Cool sent the first tweet from the summit in 2011. Japan's Yuichiro Miura became the world's oldest person at the age of 80 years and 223 days to climb the peak of Mount Everest in 2013.

The first successful summit was accomplished on May 29, 1953, by Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa from Nepal. Italian climber Reinhold Messner and Austrian Peter Habeler were the first to reach the peak without bottled oxygen in 1978. Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to climb the summit in 1975. British mountaineer Kenton Cool sent the first tweet from the summit in 2011. Japan’s Yuichiro Miura became the world’s oldest person at the age of 80 years and 223 days to climb the peak of Mount Everest in 2013.

Tibetans call it Chomolungma, which means 'Goddess Mother of Mountains.' In Nepal, it is known as Sagarmatha, which translates to 'Forehead in the Sky.' The peak was initially called Peak XV, after it was first discovered in 1841 by a British survey team led by Surveyor General of India, Colonel Sir George Everest. In 1865, British surveyor Andrew Waugh’s failure to find a common local name for the mountain, led the British to officially name it after Everest.

Tibetans call it Chomolungma, which means ‘Goddess Mother of Mountains.’ In Nepal, it is known as Sagarmatha, which translates to ‘Forehead in the Sky.’ The peak was initially called Peak XV, after it was first discovered in 1841 by a British survey team led by Surveyor General of India, Colonel Sir George Everest. In 1865, British surveyor Andrew Waugh’s failure to find a common local name for the mountain, led the British to officially name it after Everest.

An inactive volcano in Hawaii, Mauna Kea, rises 4,205 m (13,796 ft) above sea level. It also extends an incredible 6,000 m (19,700 ft) below the surface of the water. When measured from the floor of the ocean, the height of Mauna Kea was found to be 10,200 m (33,465 ft) making it almost a mile taller than Everest, according to the United States Geological Survey.

An inactive volcano in Hawaii, Mauna Kea, rises 4,205 m (13,796 ft) above sea level. It also extends an incredible 6,000 m (19,700 ft) below the surface of the water. When measured from the floor of the ocean, the height of Mauna Kea was found to be 10,200 m (33,465 ft) making it almost a mile taller than Everest, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Euophrys omnisuperstes, also known as the Himalayan Jumping Spider, is said to be one of the Earth's highest permanent residents with sightings reported from heights of 6,700 m (22,000 ft). The spider is believed to survive on stray insects the severe winds blowing on top of the mountain bring along.

Euophrys omnisuperstes, also known as the Himalayan Jumping Spider, is said to be one of the Earth’s highest permanent residents with sightings reported from heights of 6,700 m (22,000 ft). The spider is believed to survive on stray insects the severe winds blowing on top of the mountain bring along.

Mount Everest has been summited more than 6,871 times by over 4,042 climbers. Climbing attempts have left over 248 (estimated) people dead between 1924 and 2013. The inhospitable terrain has claimed the life of at least one climber every year, except in 1977. On an average, one in every 10 successful climbers never makes it back to the base camp. Over 200 bodies are lying along the various routes used by climbers.

Mount Everest has been summited more than 6,871 times by over 4,042 climbers. Climbing attempts have left over 248 (estimated) people dead between 1924 and 2013. The inhospitable terrain has claimed the life of at least one climber every year, except in 1977. On an average, one in every 10 successful climbers never makes it back to the base camp. Over 200 bodies are lying along the various routes used by climbers.

Weather, along with the treacherous terrain, is one of the main reason that makes climbing Mount Everest one of the most challenging tasks on the planet. The temperature never rises above freezing levels and averages -36 degrees Celsius in winters and -19 degrees Celsius in summers. Wind speed in excess of 200 mph have been recorded. Avalanches, altitude sickness and exposure are some of the common causes of death, beside falls.

Weather, along with the treacherous terrain, is one of the main reason that makes climbing Mount Everest one of the most challenging tasks on the planet. The temperature never rises above freezing levels and averages -36 degrees Celsius in winters and -19 degrees Celsius in summers. Wind speed in excess of 200 mph have been recorded. Avalanches, altitude sickness and exposure are some of the common causes of death, beside falls.

Khumbu Icefall, a river of constantly shifting ice, is considered to be the most dangerous area of the mountain. It normally takes around 12 hours to climb the final mile from the highest base camp to the summit.

Khumbu Icefall, a river of constantly shifting ice, is considered to be the most dangerous area of the mountain. It normally takes around 12 hours to climb the final mile from the highest base camp to the summit.

Normally, a plume of white stream blows off the top of the Everest's peak. It is a jet stream with wind currents reaching up to 250 mph.

Normally, a plume of white stream blows off the top of the Everest’s peak. It is a jet stream with wind currents reaching up to 250 mph.

Sherpas have become synonymous with climbing Mount Everest. Excellent mountaineers and knowledgeable about the terrain, they guide expedition teams and also work as porters.

Sherpas have become synonymous with climbing Mount Everest. Excellent mountaineers and knowledgeable about the terrain, they guide expedition teams and also work as porters.

The number of climbers attempting to conquer the peak have steadily increased over the years. An image taken in 2012 by climber Ralf Dujmovits showed a ‘human snake’ of 600 climbers lining to reach the summit. On May 19, 2012, 176 people managed to reach the peak in course of just half a day!

The number of climbers attempting to conquer the peak have steadily increased over the years. An image taken in 2012 by climber Ralf Dujmovits showed a ‘human snake’ of 600 climbers lining to reach the summit. On May 19, 2012, 176 people managed to reach the peak in course of just half a day!

Apa Sherpa currently holds the record for the highest number of peak conquests with 21 successful summits.

Apa Sherpa currently holds the record for the highest number of peak conquests with 21 successful summits.

In March this year, Google teamed up with Apa Sherpa to map various local landmarks, schools and base camps around the base of the peak.

In March this year, Google teamed up with Apa Sherpa to map various local landmarks, schools and base camps around the base of the peak.

In May 2012, Chhurim Sherpa made two back-to-back attempt to scale the peak in the same climbing season. Her first attempt was made on May 12, along with four other mountaineers. Five days later, she initiated her second attempt to the top from the steepest side, all on her own.

In May 2012, Chhurim Sherpa made two back-to-back attempt to scale the peak in the same climbing season. Her first attempt was made on May 12, along with four other mountaineers. Five days later, she initiated her second attempt to the top from the steepest side, all on her own.

French Marco Siffredi and Austrian Stefan Gatt became the first two men to snowboard down Everest in May 2001. In 2002, Siffredi chose the steepest and the most hazardous route for his second attempt, but he disappeared midway during his descent.

French Marco Siffredi and Austrian Stefan Gatt became the first two men to snowboard down Everest in May 2001. In 2002, Siffredi chose the steepest and the most hazardous route for his second attempt, but he disappeared midway during his descent.

Nepal's Pemba Dorje Sherpa became the fastest man to climb Mount Everest when he climbed to the top in eight hours and 10 minutes in 2004.

Nepal’s Pemba Dorje Sherpa became the fastest man to climb Mount Everest when he climbed to the top in eight hours and 10 minutes in 2004.

The air pressure at the peak is one-third of sea level pressure, resulting in reduced levels of oxygen for breathing. Climbers are required to carry oxygen canisters to supplement the shortfall.

The air pressure at the peak is one-third of sea level pressure, resulting in reduced levels of oxygen for breathing. Climbers are required to carry oxygen canisters to supplement the shortfall.

कविता – एक कविता

Bhupi Sherchan

Bhupi Sherchan

‘भोक लाग्यो’ ठिटोप्रति
न गाँसको प्रबन्ध
न बासको प्रबन्ध
तैपनि
बाँचेकै छ
हुर्केकै छ
यो मगन्ते ठिटो
नयाँ सडकको पेटीमा
पेटीजस्तै सधै असङ्ख्य पाउमुनि कुल्चिएर
कसैको वासनाको द्रुतगामी रकेटमा राखेर
यो ठिटो उडाइयो
अनजान र अनिश्चित भविष्यको अन्तरीक्षमा
बिना कुनै स्पेस सूट !
‘अक्सिजन मास्क’
र सुरक्षित सञ्चालनको
तर ऊ
बेवारिसपनाको भारहीन अवस्थाबाट
सकुशल ओर्लियो
नयाँ सडकको पेटीमा
झुत्रो प्यारासुट ओढेर
यो शिशु
जन्मियो यिशुजस्तै
कुमारी आमाको गर्भबाट
र बसेको छ अहिले ऊ
नयाँ सडकको पेटीमा
ल्याम्प–पोष्टको ‘क्रस’ बोकेर ।
पुसको जाडो
रांै ठाडो हुने रात
उदास, उजाड, पूmटपाथ
एक कुनामा सिउरेर
सुतेको छ ऊ झुत्रो बोरा र पुरानो अखबार ओढेर
अखबार जसको छातीमा छापिएका छन्
ठूला–ठूला अक्षरमा ‘बालदिवस’ का समाचार
मन्त्रीज्युबाट उद्घाटन,
मिठाई र पुरस्कार वितरण
तथा बाल–बालिकाहरुको प्रगतिको विज्ञापन
सुत बाबा सुत
सुत ज्ञानी सुत
सुत राजा सुत
यसरी नै निश्चित भै सुत
एक दिन यस्तो पनि आउनेछ
जब तिम्रा यी अखबार र झुत्रे बोराका
लुगा पनि
झुण्ड्याइने छन्—म्युजियममा
कालुपाँडेजस्तै
कालुपाँडेको लुगासँग
र त्यस बेला लेख्नेछ इतिहासकारले
‘उहिले–उहिले’ को नेपालमा
दुई थरिका मानिस थिए
एक थरी
जो अखबारमाथि पल्टन्थे
हेडलाइनको सिरानी हालेर
महत्वपूर्ण खबर बनेर,
अर्को थरी
जो त्यो खबरको न्यानो ओढेर
पुस–माघको जाडो काट्थे बेखबर भएर
उहिले–उहिलेको नेपाल
एउटा बासी अखबारजस्तो थियो ।