Shwe YaDu Lann (translation)

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019)

This poem was composed by Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War) for the Shwe YaDu celebrations in 2014. Saya gave extra effort — four days of concentration and contemplation — for his classic gem.

Shwe YaDu Lann
Let it be rough [but it’s tough]. Flowers are blossoming again.
Fear not the summer
Care not the rain [drops]
or the thick fogs & darkness
or if winter’s not true to its form

Shwe YaDu Lann
Let it be rough. No gentle stream flowing
Fear not high winds
Care not dense clouds
Topsy turvy [come what may]
Can paddle upstream
With strong mind & conviction
Place where heroes [Thu Ye Kaungs] are produced .

Swel Daw Myaing Dann
Shwe YaDu Lann
is a start [of a journey]
To raise the Banner loftily
to the skies, to the Zenith
displaying our thitsa (vow of truth and integrity)

Loose rendering by HLA MIN (Editor, Newsletter Updates, USA)

Categories: Poem

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