Poet from the Himalayas
Yuyutsu RD Sharma "Everest Failures"A Review by Alain EnglishA poet and translator hailing from Nepal, Yuyutsu RD Sharma created and collated these brief poems as a tribute to those who try and fail to climb the mountain - Everest Failures, like the the natives of the Himalayan foothills "struggling for a bare surival in the singing Gorges". In his introduction he links the poetry to a friend of his who made an abortive attempt to scale Mount Everest.Throughout the book, there is a sense of the poet both scaling the heights and diving into the fathomless depths of the human soul. Yuyutsu finds a kind of quiet mobility in tragic failure, evoked most strongly in his depiction of Big Issue seller. As well as crafting external observations, he also explores the sensual desires and dimensions in his own being.The tone throughout is that of a wise old sage, mournfully but contentedly contemplating life's numerous contradictions. A good read.