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Koiba Chatpa / Kurak Langtaiba



Koiba Chatpa
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Gari mataduga Bamon Leikai gi thong-gi khungamduga
Eina Tombada hai', kumnaba
Ma' kumtharagadi thougatpa ngamgani eina
Ta'Enao workshop tagi second hand da leijaba eigi scooterna
Moan ani-animuk loomlaba akhoinibu poo-thang-ngamdrabada
Khekna houna makhol thoklak khibani motorduna turel mapanduda.

Tapna thouwi amuk, yotki thong mathaktuda
Thoudei amuk, laimai haifet manaba lambifaoba
Khang-houdana huinao kharana tunglomdagi khonglak-khi
— Bow bow! Bow bow!
Khangprek hek khang-ngi
Tongkhat ke touramba Tombasu phan laona chong-thakhi.

Huinao mayam adudagi machin tongba, maya chouba amana laorakkhi:
"Akhoi hui ni, nakhoi kanano?"
Kallapna mahakna amuk Tomba romda onsinduna samtharak-khi:
"Nahak keidoubagi gari dagi kumthahourino?
Nahak keidoubagi gari da amuk tongkhatlibano?"

Tangaifadana tamjakhi akhoigi awaba
Khangbikhi akhoigi wari, hui oijarabasu meeron lonbanina.
Akhoini amuk thouwi scooter, waa amata ngangnada.








Kurak Langtaiba
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April su yourakle
Kalensu loiinarakle
Sajibudi yumda leihoure
Ching kabasu kaokhare
Thajadaba marakta mangkhare
Thajadaba ngak' ngai-khare

Tha masingna langtaiba
Matamna manaba
Khoidou saogatpana ahenba
Achumbana aranba,
aranbana achumba

Tatkhrasanu
Chelliba matamgi echel
Mangkhrasanu
Matamsigi wakhal.

Anouba chahi
Anouba mai-on


Cheiraoba matamgi khongumelei. Photo: Shreema Ningombam

Comments

  1. It would be great if can have access to its English translation.. :)


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  2. Let's meet some weekend... I'll translate it for you :) the first one is about going for a roam in my hometown, where the security forces sniff around every street corner... the second's on our new year -- kurak lantaiba, commonly known as cheiraoba, which usually falls in april

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