For you who wrote about the promise of waterfall / Who freed my spirit with the force of language
One of the rare advantages of being born a refugee is that you become bilingual by default.
Tibetan people’s way of life and their outlook towards the world is inextricably linked with Buddhism, which in turn is firmly linked with Tibetan language.
If both the spoken and written language of a people die, then it is as if the entire population of that people has died and the people have been decimated.
Article by Tsoltim N. Shakabpa: The English language has an enormous universal role to play in poetry authored by Tibetans, but that role must be entwined with the untainted heart of the Tibetan poet.
What can we offer and what can we do for our sisters and brothers in Tibet? What can we do for our sisters and brothers in this shrinking global village?