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I am just a soul in a fixed / Crying for the right direction / My mind is so mixed

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Old Echoes

Smell of freshly churned butter tea / Coming from our 4 ft. square kitchen, / In our small home back in Bir / Where our long sighs tell our grief

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A Barred Blessing

In the cold snowy mountains / In Tibet / Her nomad parents — / named her Tenzin / A privilege worth risking it all.

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They say / you become what you eat / So she ate flowers / All these years

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Dhundup Gyalpo

Dhundup Gyalpo is the editor of Tibetan Bulletin, the English-language journal of the Dharamsala-based . Tibetan Bulletin at Dhundup Gyalpo on TibetWrites Articles [1] A brief history of poetry in Tibet. 28 December 2007

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A Pale View of the Himalayas

Review of book Songs from a Distance by Bhuchung Sonam

This is perhaps what pushes writers like Sonam and Tsundue to their desks every morning to sing the songs of freedom on behalf of their silenced brethren behind the pale hills of the Himalayas. Their songs are sad and touching of course, but they are never depressing.

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Tibetan Poetry Down the Ages

The increasingly stringent control imposed since 1994 by China on the works of Tibetan writers in Tibet has effectively muzzled the creative energy that has been oozing from the early eighties.

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A Poet’s Poetry

The best poems are written not on papers / But by the swans on the shores / the winds on the highway

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Reality and Illusion

There are too big for me / They always come in motion / To pinpoint is too hard for me

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Deathbed

Sands of time slipping from my grasp, / Pages of my life, melodies of my unsung past.

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Tibet Speaks

The dawn is here now / I foresee, a happy free Tibet / And our day will soon be here.

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