Thingna-rahana shonthar shonkhalui eina,
Kokto vanaona rakakato tharan…
Thuikahai atam… sakahai otsak…
Latungura ningli… mathingrik eina…
Iyavo… pata kahaiva… Āhāola

Latungura zingkum atamva.
Wonserlui ura pata kahai awonla,
Leichingli mangacheila kazing-ngalei…
Iya… Ini ngareo kazatam…
Ngachakyang hairavaai… Imang:

Ining pāngsinta zatkhavai shongfali,
Ini pangkhumta pamkhavai pamleila…
Ringkapha mayo atam hili…
Iya kapeiyang kahai naa…
Kali thumkahai ni da…!

Kathi kahola kali rimpamsada,
Athei thada mamin ranglakha jang,
Awon thada mangatām nāh ranglakha…
Rali thui kahai vaa…
Kashunah wonhaokho…!

Azak shimānhaida… akhakla makasha eina,
Nana samikahaiya romannao hi eina,
Mitta leikho… mikwui chara…!
Iya-owi… machihankasa romannao…
Aae… Ahāola wui pangthem…!

Sami kahai nawui sheba phaningva…,
Teokha leishida samihai luili nava,
Oh, khi eina runsilo… da kapei…!
Khikha masalui kapai eina…
Masikhon eina ka hi sada lei.

By (late) Daniel Chamroy
[PS: This poem is an extract from late Daniel Chamroy’s poetry book ‘Awon Eina Mi‘, first published in the year 1988. We will be publishing more of his poems.]