He turned towards
an unknown destination, somewhere
too far beyond my sight,
the impassive night around him
might be barking loudly at his deeds, and
right at this moment,
I, an anxious song of well wishes
want to resonate along his pathway.
My impervious dreams
exiled to somewhere far away
keep returning back to me
by getting transformed, into
breeze at a moment, and rain at the other
and getting converted into teardrops at times.
I often get messed up
entirely within myself with a question that
when the goer
who has turned towards a desolate path
would return back to
his ultimate destination?
However, it is certain that
he will speak becoming conclusive delight-
‘there is dark outside
and I am merged within that darkness
and, in me
you are assimilated.’
Geeta Tripathee is a Nepali poet, lyricist, essayist, writer, and scholar who is known for her theoretical writing on literary theory and criticism. She holds a Ph.D. in Nepali Language and Literature from Tribhuvan University and currently works as an Assistant Professor at Tribhuvan University's Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus. A former member of the Academic Assembly of Nepal Academy, Tripathee has authored several books of poetry, essays, and literary criticism, edited anthologies and literary magazines, and written several research articles related to Nepali literature. Her works primarily focus on personal narratives, environmental issues, and familial relationships. She has received numerous awards, including the Padma Kanya Gold Medal and Krishna Bhushan Bal Memorial Award.