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"U Ren" da Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih


Slem bah

naduh ki snem kulong kumah

u Ren, u rawon ka Nongiri

u Ren, u baieit eh ka puri

u Ren, uba ieit kum ban bieit

uba iehnoh ia la ka kmie bad ka ïing

ban im ha ka ri bamaia ki pubon

u la ieh ruh ia kawei ka jingbthah:

"Mei", u la ong,

"sngap bha ia ka sur jong ka wah,

katba ka dang ïai khynwin

kumta keiñ phin tip ba nga ruh nga im".

Ka long kaba la slem eh, slem bah

naduh ki snem kulong kumah

kaei kaba u bthah:

ki por ki la kylla

ka sur ka jingim jong ngi

ka nang swai ha kiwei pat ki jait ktien

bad kine ki jait ktien, man la ka sngi

ki nang jliah noh ia ka sur ka jong ngi.


La katta ruh, ka la slem eh, slem bah

naduh ki snem kulong kumah

kaei kaba u bthah:

ki por ki la kylla

tang khyndiat eh kiba sngew kwah ban sngap

kiba bun ki shu kwah ban iehnoh ia ki

ha la ki jingphohsniew ba ki jngi.

Bad ki jong nga barabor ki shu kut

tang ha ki pulit mynder

ki khmat seh jong ki kiba thrang

ban nguid im ia ngi jlang.

Hynrei lada kine kim lah leh kumta

kito kiba ki iada khlem pep kin sa leh ia kata:

ka bih ba par suki pa suki

kan sa trei ha kano ma ka sngi...



"U Ren" is an original Khasi poem by poet and novelist Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih published in Ka Samoi Jong ka Lyer (2008). It is a thought provoking poem 👌📃✒️
Mynta ka taïew ngin kynmaw ïa ka lyngkhuh sngi ïap jong u myllung ba radbah ka ri Khasi u Soso Tham ha ka 18 tarik u Nohprah 1940, da kaba ngin post ïa ki poitri ba lah noh synniang da ki paralok followers jong ngi. 📃✏️✒️
Ai ba ka jingshem mynsiem, ka jingshemphang bad ka jingieit ri jong u myllung Soso Tham, kan long ruh ka jingïohkynti jong ngi ka ban pynkhlaiñ ïa ngi kum ka jaitbynriew. 🌄🌤️
This week we commemorate the death anniversary of Khasi Poet Laureate U Soso Tham, on the 18th of December 1940, by posting poetry that has been generously contributed by our dearest followers. ✏️📃✒️
May the inspiration, conviction, wisdom and love for the Khasi land and people of the poet U Soso Tham be our inheritance that strengthens us as a community. 🌄🌤️




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