The Blue Mimosa is a Nepali novel written by Parijat.
Her voice rises and falls as she describes
Her new life to me over the telephone.
I listen with care to every little
Sound she makes, knowing them intimately—
Not knowing what I desire from her voice,
Not knowing the cause behind this courtesy.
I look out of the window, and I see
Some wind-stirred flowers of jacaranda trees—
The kind that grows everywhere in this city.
I pick up The Blue Mimosa and read
A page for her. She says, "You still believe
In things like that?" Silence. A heavy sigh.
Outside some grey, untiring sparrows chirp.
The flowers fall, and finally—the rain.
Sonnet by Bibek
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Written on 2018-09-13 at 14:02
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