Sunday, October 23, 2011

She often sings
She sings songs that I do not understand
She sings of Gods that I do not know
anymore
I wonder:
Who wrote it?
How old is it?

How does it matter?

She sings

She often sings
...
Khir Khand Khyen'chi ae'sis pr'ye
kan-mool khey'th wo'yn kad'ya su dyeh

ga'yom hay'e Ram dand'ak wan
s'yeeth Seeta ti by'e Lakhman

ga'yom hay'e Ram dand'ak wan
ky'end ma'sy'nas tha'ye kho'ran


ga'yom hay'e Ram dand'ak wan
pyeth'kaayan osus na waar
burzakaayan wo'yn an'ya su baar

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A transliteration of the lines:

He used to have Candy and Kheer
Now he lives on wild roots and vegetables

My Ram has gone to live in Dandaka Forest
Along with him have gone Sita and Lakshman

My Ram has gone to live in Dandaka Forest
Will not thorns bruise his soft feet
My Ram has gone to live in Dandaka Forest

Even silken robes weren't soft enough for his skin
Now, will he roam around wearing Birch barks?

2 comments:

  1. Well my friend, as per wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versions_of_Ramayana

    Jammu and Kashmir - The Kashmiri "Ramavatara Charita" was written in 19th century.

    i'm sure u will be able to dig deeper Dinesh

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  2. I have written a short note on Kashmiri Ramayan here. You will find it interesting. Many Kashmiri poets composed poem on the episodes of Ramayan. The issue is I don't know where do the above given lines belong.

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