“Songs of the Arrow” by Bhuchung D. Sonam

Songs of the Arrow

Launched in July 2015 in Dharamsala, India, “Songs of the Arrow” by Bhuchung D. Sonam is collection of poems and a short story published by Blackneck Books, an imprint of TibetWrites.

“Songs of the Arrow” is Bhuchung D. Sonam’s fourth volume of poetry. His 2012 non-fiction work “Yak Horns” was reviewed on High Peaks Pure Earth by Thubten Samphel.

Among the poems included in “Songs of the Arrow” is “He Left”, published earlier online by Muse India:

He Left

 The man who came for dinner
Brought
A thumb-sized pencil
Without
An eraser at the top
A gift.

‘I want to be what I feel,’ he said.
Spoons drummed plates.
Waste bin burped.

He never left.
‘I don’t like stars looking down on me,’ he said.

Posters on electric poles
Sirens in the mountains
Reporters at large

A pencil without a head.

Keep up with Bhuchung D. Sonam on his blog and Twitter.