Tanka Sequence : Invocation of an Ascetic
Kuma Raj Subedi Australia
Enclosing a house
blowing the Shinghini-horn*
eeriness is stopped
by mystical kundalas*
invoking the Mother Earth.
In the hunted house
chants by Kanphatta-yogi*
tells a bewitching story
that cure in utter darkness
guarantees the next sunshine.
During broad daylight
the cure from the yogi’s chants
bring bold cheerfulness
turning omen into bliss
like chlorine breaks down ozone.
- A blow horn carved from deer antlers
- Heavy earrings worn by male Yogis
- A clan within the Nath community
Born in 1997 in Parbat district of Nepal, Mr. Kuma Raj Subedi, is a bilingual Australian poet and translator. He is also a recipient of The Best Poet of the Event Award in the International Nazrul Poetry Festival-2023, Bangladesh. ESL lecturer at TafeSA, Mr. Subedi often writes about nature, female suffrage, religion, memories and identity. His numerous poems have been featured in international journals, magazines, anthology and reviews.He has authored an anthology The Colours of Spring.