Flag of Nepal

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~National Flags  (posted by Susan)
Write a poem about a nation’s flag and what it stands for.  Include description.

Nepal's Flag

Unusually shaped,
Nepal’s flag is a cutout,
points representing
peaks of the Himalayas.
Sun and moon are peaceful
universal symbols. Red
is not blood shed or
bravery, merely the shade
of Rhododendron, flower
of Nepal. I love the blue
outline, like a comfort
of peace surrounding
this country.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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21 Responses to Flag of Nepal

  1. I love that the points represent the Himalayas. This was wonderful information!


  2. susan chast says:

    Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I gather you traveled there?


  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Thanks for the flag lesson, Sara. I had no idea…


  4. oldegg says:

    I knew the flag was unique but was unaware of the symobolism. It looks as though you are educating a few other writers today!


  5. Sumana Roy says:

    This is so beautiful and thanks for the information. Didn’t know it. Nepal is our neighbor and not very far from where we live.


  6. Oh, beautiful indeed, in design and meaning – and beautifully explained, thank you.


  7. hypercryptical says:

    Thank you for the lesson too Sara.
    Your words are lovely.
    Anna :o]


  8. Janice says:

    I was not aware of this flag…you feature it well…and it is well worth notice 🙂


  9. This is a lovely representation of the Nepali flag. It’s sad that their political situation is such a wreck — it’s good though that they finally have a stable government.


  10. Vivian Zems says:

    A beautiful description- I had no idea about the shape!


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