young haiku master

the himalayan times

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.

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