kathmandu: a young nepali student has won an international haiku competition.
janak sapkota has won a cash prize of euro 2,500 at the smurfit samhain international poetry competition, ireland. the two other winners are from macedonia and the us.
says sapkota, who is a physics undergraduate, “a friend in ireland told me about the contest, and paid the application fee and i sent in my haikus”
haiku is nature-centred three line poem of 17 syllables or less in which we wee into the transitory and eternal life of things.
Sapkota`s haiku is on the croaking of frogs and the ripening of paddy.