Poems and Translations

To the Shwe Duo *

Saya U Tin Shwe (EP66) and Saya U Hla Shwe (T69) are GBNF.

The poem by Saya U Moe Aung and my translation are dedicated to the SHWE DUO.


by Tekkatho Moe War


SHWE duo

Blossom in unison

Disappear together

Free from complaint

Even with thin breath

Showed mark [of courage and wisdom]

Never ever wavered …

Pressed by burden

At the awaited turn [of journey’s end]

Body — inheritance [from previous lives]

Succumbs [to failing health]

Yet, “Wei-nyin” is fresh, alive and hovering.

Translated by Hla Min

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