“Maile krantilai salaami diyi saken, / Krantile marda bhayera salam farkauna baaki chha / Ma tesko pyaro chhu, ma tesko premi chhu, / Krantile malai prem garna baanki nai chha / Ma krantiko bhoko chhu, / Krantile mero chhaak taarna baanki nai chha.”
“Aamako Sapana Kabita
by Gopal Prasad Rimal
Gopal Prasad Rimal is highly venerated for his free-verse style of writing poetry. Poets before him followed and practiced writing poetry in meters, which required paying attention to elements like syllablea and meters. Rimal was the first to initiate the new form of free verse in poetry and his poems have contributed immensely to institutionalize this trend among readers and writers alike. Many poets today draw on Rimal’s style and techniques. The poems of Rimal are powerful with strong philosophical insights, forming and determining them. They aptly capture and depict the then era which was by and large infused with revolutionary spirit. With the society marching towards the struggle for democracy, his characters reflect the fury and passion that were demanded by such a revolution. Rimal’s revolutionary characters and themes gave a break from the till then popular tradition of creating poems around virtues like wisdom, ethics, and high moral values.