Haiku on Kathmandu Earthquake by Sudeep Sen


Kathmandu Earthquake

a prayer for Nepal

Gods came tumbling down
in Bhaktapur. Everest
churned — snow, debris, death.


Sudeep Sen’s prize-winning books include: Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins), Rain, Aria (A K Ramanujan Translation Award), Ladakh, and The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (editor). Blue Nude (Jorge Zalamea International Poetry Prize) is forthcoming. Sen is the first Asian to be honoured to participate at the Nobel Laureate Week, where he delivered the Derek Walcott Lecture and read from a commemorative edition of his work, Fractals: New & Selected Poems|Translations 1980-2015. [http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/sudeep-sen#]