Remembrance

Ma Kyay | ယခုဆောင်းပါးကို မြန်မာဘာသာဖြင့် ဖတ်ရှုရန် ဤနေရာတွင် နှိပ်ပါ

Cite as: 
Ma Kyay. (2024). Remembrance. Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship, 4(2). https://ijbs.online/?page_id=4906


When the leaves housed upon branches,
dried up by summer,
after receiving rain,
grew and gleamed emerald-green.

While going here and there,
when a song fragment
of “Let It Fall” by R Zar Ni1
rushed and brushed into the heart.

When a bus carrying
many a pair of hearts
took a turn
on the ramp toward the Maha Bandula bridge
embraced
by the river breeze.

While walking
in the solitary streets of yore,
just when brown shadows
were growing long.

When I get to eat rice cold
with pungent ngapi-ye
for dinner
to heart’s content.

I. . . You. . .­­­

Endnotes

1 R Zar Ni is a popular Burmese singer who fled to the United States after joining the anti-coup resistance movement in 2021.