Gyalpo Tsering

Poet, completed his schooling from the prestigious Dr. Graham’s Homes in Kalimpong. In 1973 he left his teaching job at the Tibetan Children’s Village school to join the Tibetan resistance — then operating from Mustang, in western Nepal. Later he also worked at the Information and Publicity Office of His Holines the Dalai Lama (now the Department of Information and International Relations, DIIR). Gyalpo has now settled in Canada.

Gyalpo Tsering on TibetWrites

Poetry [10]

  • At the End of the Rainbow I have no summer; no marigold / No dandelions ride in the gentle wind, 26 December 2007
  • Cold Frost Yesterday / Like the sun / You shone 26 December 2007
  • First Snowfall The raven caws / from above; / Below him 26 December 2007
  • Greeting a new child You, a golden child are born / On this autumn’s early dawn; 26 December 2007
  • The Last Stand Born with a mission or / To idle away the time / With wistful dreams? 26 December 2007
  • Lhasa Barkhor Song I rose in the morning hoping the sun will shine, / The Barkhor filled with bright prospects 28 December 2007
  • Majnu Ka Tilla Dreams How easily we forget that / A passionately new dawn / Sinks into cloudy darkness, 26 December 2007
  • A Nomad’s Song “I am not a creature of enclosed spaces, / I am the invincible spirit of the Changthang.” 26 December 2007
  • Nomad III Revisited He slowly gathers up his shaggy herd / To prepares them for the lowlands, 26 December 2007
  • On the Wing ’… … to Lithang and back’ / That’s what he said 26 December 2007
  • The Rebirth Oblivious to my mother’s pain, / I leave her warm womb unwillingly / Fragile and unattended. 26 December 2007
  • Search of Gesar’s Sword Another lonely night / Among moss and shrubs / With the sky as my blanket 26 December 2007
  • To Spin the Wheel of Life Buried in the folds of memory fading away / It’s my turn to spin the wheel of life again. 26 December 2007
  • To You from Exile Since no cranes are left / I can only send my / Message with the winds; 26 December 2007


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