Ngodup Paljor

Paljor was born around 1945 in Dzonga, Tibet, and fled with his parents to Nepal in 1959 from the Chinese invasion of Tibet. In his too-short life, he was a Tibetan Buddhist monk, a Thai Theravada Buddhist monk, translator for the Dalai Lama in Thailand, assistant professor of Tibetan studies at the University of Hawaii, …

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Lost

Since I lost the hiking trail / I sat under a virgin spruce tree

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Homer

Homer – the land gifted / With boundless natural beauty

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Alaskans

Yes, Alaskans, we’ve driven enough plastic vehicles, / Yet they failed to take us to the Virgin Mother Land.

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