By Rupsingh Bhandari
The orchestra of cicadas
Sing the erotic song of spring,
On the pregnant fruits’ trees… filled with
Inspections of insects and birds
Flowers with distinct aroma… holding the tempting honey
In its heart
Invite different tribes of bees and butterflies
To sing the chorus of spring.
Spring inaugurates a bridal festivity of creation
By withdrawing its last brown leaves …
Bees buzzing their happy song
Tenderly circle into the virgin wind
On the backdrop of white catnapped Himalayas
Hallucinated by sweetened spring…pause and sing their
Drunkard song without rhyme.
The kingdom of rhododendron
Like topless skirt of green jungle, signaling the spring’s youthfulness
Sings its juicy song of redness
Migrant birds’ are on vacations
Look busy to spend their furtive time with their new melodies…
The sudden rain drizzles the fragrant sky
The puffs of clouds dance and the rainy rays drift from the blue sky
Stealing the colors of wild-flower
Paints a crescent rainbow…
The land-breeze gently chases the group of fallen dry leaves
And climbs the newly budding trees
In the song of dry leaves
The blossomed bough dances and sowers petals to honor
Dry leaves for their sacrifices
In welcoming the new spring.
The stream inside the jungle carries the
Messages of festive spring
Singing its nursery rhyme heads to grow down…
Cracking the winter sleets…
The polychromic carnival of spring
Allows everything’s to sing their
Heart and souls together… without any prejudices.
The festive jungle, an organizer of spring
Which continuously sings its old opera
By the evening wind—approach from the south to survey
Every day with a new hello…across the pine trees….
Spring sings its farewell song
With the aroma of summer first petrichor…
Rupsingh Bhandari is a poet and social activist from the Karnali province of Nepal. He has completed his M.Ed, M.A and M.Phil. degrees in English from Tribhuvan University. He is a writer who writes in English, Nepali and Hindi. Rupsingh has published several poems, articles, short stories, as well as translated poems and stories. He is the author of the Conscience’s Quantum poetry book. He served as editor of the International Anthology of Pandemic Poetry 2020. His creations are world widely anthologized and published. He is a founder of Words Highway International (Writers Association). Rupsingh does painting and music and loves to travel.