April 1, 2014

One poem by Hem Raj Bastola

Carefree bird

White plumage fly
Getting high
Locate a trunk.

Staring and staring
Below the field is wide
Thick and so wild.

To food, every pace
Stooping, slowly
In the swamp
A pond Heron
In and out
It's beak.

Hem Raj Bastola is currently working as a freelance local tour guide in and around Pokhara Valley, Nepal.

He has worked as a Guest Service Agent at the Hotel Pokhara Grande, as a cave guide, inside the cave area for all tourists as well as office assistance in Guptshor Mahadev Cave, as a substitute representative for Sita Travels, as a freelance trekking guide for tourists to the surrounding Annapurna range and as a book salesman in Annapurna Stationary Center.

Hem also enjoys writing poetry, listening to music and collecting stamps.

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