Basanta Lohani

The contributor for Republica.


Published On: August 14, 2023 02:11 PM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

A designated driver is the king of steering, If not, the kingmaker He steers the car The companions inside rely on him, He chats with all, being focused No hocus-pocus He reaches them to destination


Published On: July 21, 2023 10:38 AM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

Her efforts to move fade pale She becomes still, the starving little girl. The vulture scans and swoops down But the vulture cannot claw to make its feast The starving little girl is alive She's still, but still breathing The vulture waits behind her.

The pretty girl

Published On: June 23, 2023 12:30 PM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

A little girl was very pretty. So pretty that grandfather addressed her as 'My little princess' She was fond of wearing nice dresses. On a party day, she would carefully choose her dress for the occasion as soon as she got up in the morning.

Lotus-eyed glance

Published On: June 2, 2023 02:54 PM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

The newborn gets flooded So cries to survive on the lap of mother But laps no language However, no wild cry As mother listens to console

The Journey Continues

Published On: May 23, 2023 01:55 PM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

Thank you, Mohan Da A sustained feeling you extended In the interconnected fleeting moments The togetherness forms the transience we call life It has no beginning nor end

Right or wrong?

Published On: May 9, 2023 02:39 PM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

Right or wrong?

I’m angry

Published On: October 9, 2022 12:00 PM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

Straight I tell you my friends I am angry now My anger could spit fire Like a volcano To chase away the grave centered vultures Hovering over my land


Published On: September 12, 2022 01:30 PM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

Your humility holds me spellbound Simplicity grips me further Having just come out from a closed door arena Filled with intellectual fumes


Published On: July 29, 2022 02:40 PM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

Nature smiled Her contours appeared blissful Grandeur and bountiful She allures me Into a meditative state


Published On: June 20, 2022 11:27 AM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

I allowed him to misuse me Because of my much wider wings of friendship He thought it was my reliance on his inherited intellectuality Can intellectuality be inherited?

Smile of Darkness

Published On: May 10, 2022 12:15 PM NPT By: Basanta Lohani

Tragic , no, pathetic  Nation failed Because he failed Insane he wasn't  But insanity was thrust upon him