Sonam Chhoki

Sonam Chhoki was born and raised in the eastern Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Her works have been published in poetry journals in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, UK and US.

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almost dark -
a crow searches the grass
in a dry field
no sign of impending death
in his last voicemail message


a cuckoo settles
for a day of mating calls
in a plum tree . . . 
loud blasts from the monk's trumpet
scatters it in outraged flurry


December rain -
a spotlight of glow
in her sick room
from persimmons ripening
in a black lacquer bowl