May I meet you someday like this
may there be no rush of saying goodbye
may there be no fear of interruptions
may all the emotions be poured out,
and every nook and cranny of my heart be emptied.
may I hold no regrets within
may memories not haunt us later.
May I never tire of expressing myself
may I find contentment in listening to you
may there be no constraints of time
and may we be bound together as a single knot
you, time, and I.
May I grasp you and drift into a deep slumber
may there be no haste to wake up
may there be no fear of missing a moment
may I get melted on your embrace, and
meld into your wholeness
just as the soul merges with the Supreme Being
May there be no unfulfilled dreams like this
may there be realities that satisfy me.
Sanu Sharma is a Nepali language novelist, short story writer, lyricist, and poet. She has seven novels, a collection of short stories, a collaborative collection of Ghazals, and some lyrical works to her credit. Her writing addresses the challenges faced by women, girls, and marginalized people, shedding light on familial and societal issues that often go unexplored in literature. Her collection of short stories, "Ekadeshmaa," garnered acclaim and earned a coveted nomination for the prestigious Nepali award, Madan Puraskar, in 2018. Her novels and short stories have been adapted into audio and visual performances by numerous admirers. Her most recent novel, "Tee Saat Din" (trans. Those Seven Days), was published in September 2023.