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ZO TLANG SANGAH (Phuoktu L.Keivom, LH No.50).

Monday, May 11, 2020

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~ Lal Dena

Hi hla hi Thlado (June) 25, 1973 Delhi lum vanglai taka ka pu L.Keivom-jn a phuok a nih. Khanglai hun Delhi lumzie chu centigrade 44 chuong a nih deuh ran hlak. M.Phil (Master of Philosophy), Center of Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-ah a kum hnina dissertation ka buoipui lai a nih.  JNU bus chun Conought Place bul hnai Indian Council of World Affairs Library, Sapru House-ah ni tin a fe hlak a. Feroze Shah Road hrawin a sak meta Curzon Road-a ka Pu L.Keivom umna External Affairs Hostel-ah week-end zatin ka va riek hlak.


Tum khat zantieng Pu L.Keivom sun bu fak laia thlantui le insawpa a um laia hla, a thluk le inlang kawp nghal “Zo tlang sangah”a hung hawn a. Zanbu fak khawpin Pu Lalzar B.Sinate-hai leh kan hang sak a. A thluk hi a tho tha bawk. A hla thuhai khawm hi vel tam sak hman lovin kan inzawt thei nghal.

Hi hla hi a sak an hawih a. A bikin HSA inkhawmpui le hnam thila inkhawmna reng renga sak a hlaw bek bek. Hi hla Saphai hlaphuok anga rhyme nei a nih a,  tlar tin thumal khawm syllable pariet vawng a nih. Tlar khat dan peiha  a tawpna en la, a ri khawm  a’n ang thlap vawng. Changkhatna tlar tawpna  ‘sunga kaia’ ti le tlar thumna tawp ‘ningtel ana’; tlar hni tawpna ‘tuonrel nitin’ ti le a tlar lina tawpna ‘a awl ngei’ tihai hi a ri an ang vawng thlap vawng.

A hla thu hi Hmar tawng le Sap tawng khawma sak theia Pu L.Keivom-in an let hi zuk tarlang hmasa’ng ei tih:

Sappui runrem sunga kaia,                   Trapped in colonial edifice
Ziekfung chela tuon rel nitin;               Daily toiling with pen in hand;
Lung a dam nawh ningtel a na,            With dead boredom, suffocating,
Hai ang tar hma reng a awl ngei.          Easier maybe to get old fast.

Zo tlang sanga va chuong in la,            Longing to fly over the hills,
Singmit lenin thlir vel in la;                 With feasting eyes, looking around;
Thalhna virthli’n a len angin,               Cares will be off like autumn leaves,
Lenhmang a tih lungkham reng hi.      At the kiss of the gentle breeze.

Zo tlang sanga mu ang lengin,             Wishing to soar like an eagle,
Thing tin par ang an vulnaa;                Over the green blooming mountains;
Virthli leng der derin dawi ang,           The magic wand of gentle breeze,
Damlai lungkham thawidam a tih.       Will heal all life’s worries and cares.

Hi chang hnina chena chu hi hlaphuoktu hi duthusam ram Zo tlang sanga a leng nuomzie ei hmuh a. Chang tawpna ruoka hin chu hi hlaphuoktu hi suongtuonain Zo tlang sangah a um der tah a, chutaka chun um hmun khuora cham sawng a nuomzie chang tawpnaah hin ei hmuh.

Tlangtin ruom le zawlphai an lang,          Ev’ry hills and vales come to sight,
Sirva partlan hlim zai vawr leh;               With chirping birds jumping around;
Theichang sien maw Zo tlang sangah,     Had it ever been my own choice,
Kumtluong runrem ka va nuom ngei.      Dwell I’ll in the hills forever.

(L.Keivom, Translation, Thu le Hla Inlet, 2018,pp.220-221).

Vawisun hin kei ruok chu Zo tlang sanga leng ka nuomna san chu tulaia covid-19 lei a nih. Tv, whatsapp, facebook, youtube le newspapers, national le foreign news chen online-a ei zuk en leh, covid leiin chu zat kha zat an kai an thi tah ti ruok ei hmuh. Ka nghawt pawt. Lung a dam nawh, ningtel a na.

Tv le mobile network um naw ram Zo tlang sangah suongtuona thla zarin ei zuk vuong a. E heu! Ramngawpui tlangtin ei zuk thlir a. Thlatun a lo tlung der tah. Ram tinah intuo le vaibeparhai an lo vul chuoi el. Rampui ei zuk lut a, inkhieng thing zarah bulhlawng le lawnlei par dam ei hang hmuh nawk pei a, nunhlui an hung sukthar nawk hlak.

Partin an tuoi an vul nawk hlak,
Ni le thla liem hnung khawm an thar;
Vanglai nun thar nawk din a mawi si nawh,
Awi a na, vanglai liem ding liem chuh-

tia khek rawng rawng a tul nawk hlak. Ringmu a lo tawp a, ram tina tu var ierin ei zuk hmuh thei a. Bu tu zo , chepchep inhram ngaithlain inkhatnuin thlaichi thlak malamin tuoiterek a khe pei bawk. Hla hram thlo a la hun si nawh, pahai khawm sapel malama tingdawn khe, ankhapui le thingthupui ve hun a nih.


Thlasikin a lo sawrkawn thingtinin hna thar inno suouvin an lo insuo nawk tah. Saiserhai khawm an par lai tak a nih. Zana ei heih leng a, ei fena tieng tieng saiser par rimin an mi lo thawi a, University varandaa Chalrangnu ei hei inawtpui thuoka, a perfume rim dam kha ei hrietsuok pha hlak. Venglai nunghak hmeltha Thangi sawngkaa pat inding valruolin an lo thunggha fur saw. Lengtul Lalsuongin kawlthei hna inbu hler hlera a mut dit tawk lovin, “Ka Tlantu khawiha nge I awm” ti keilet hla rawl infuon help hlepa a sak lai ei zuk hriet thei a:

Lunglen bang lo a riangvalan,
Ka rawn zawng zel che, Parte;
Tawn ni awm lo tap chung zelin,
Zai tin ka chhiar zel tang e

Chuonglai zing chun tlangsamin, “Khai e, khai e. Lo ngai ro. Zinga Tuibum vadunga Ngaiipa zea inthawk Pawnga ze chen ru vuok ding. Zingbu fak khawpa Maukawt Tinhmuna innghak khawm ding” tiin a hung insam a. Mani ru tel chit pielthleng chungah ei vuok a, tuia ei inchie peih a. Chawmkhat hnunga nga an hung inrui tan a. Ngalim lu chemzanga ei zuk kik dam kha chu, ei thafan luotin Lusei tawng ruokin ei tawng el a nih. Nga man hmasa hai kha valupa’n an hung lakkhawm a, tieuphova rawthlatheikhuongin an lo suong masi a. Sun phingtam hnunga ngalim ei heih hme dam kha chu, a tlukpui hril ding a um nawh. Ei tawng vin tawp khawm “Mala, van tawl met ta” ti a ni tawk. Ruvuok nia chengkawl le ai ei man hai kha chu mani ta vawng a nih a, chuleiin tawngnaa ‘mani tana chakai khawr’ an lo tih hrim hlak. Nga rawthlatheikhuong sip, chengkawl le ai rawthlatheikhuong khat ve ve ei hawn bawk khan chu lung a awi tawk. BBC London Airport um le um naw khawm ei hriet phak nawh.

Ruvuok zuk hril taka chun, Turuong ruvuok kha chu an hawih mi hril a nih, a thang ve naw chu “lenlai chan“ an lo ti hlak. Kar khat vel riekin an inthawk a. Vakama sawlbuk bawlin nga inhrona ding rap an heih zar duoi a. Lawnglenga inthawkin ngatun, ngahrangchal pum ruol ruol an heih khaw a, a sa an inhro peih bawk. Kar tawpa bawngrang sipa an hung inlawi khan chu an ke, an hmai le an tilmu belte ruol deuh thawa invung khawm kha an hriet fuk ta ngai nawh.

Sitiuden-hai tak tak khawm khah…. Chakravarti, Alzebra, Geometry le Commercial Geography suokkawp ni khan chu zak inkak raka zieklobuhai le kep a tul hlak. Sikul lampuia mi-uhai daihnai lo fe ding heih intuokpui thut dam khan chu lungrilah thildang an leng tah nawh, summer vacation tlung vat vat sien an tih hlak.

High sikul runa kan lawi ngam nawh,
Kei ka lungdihai an kai kim ve si nawh;
Mi’n absent-tir el rawh, Di leiin,
Awih aw, mi’n absent-tir el rawh, Di leiin.- ti a tul nawk hlak.  

Sie le tha hrietna theira fak hma, pawitawklo khawvel (world of innocence) khah Zo tlang sangah chauh tawng nawk thei a nih. Chu khawm chu suongtuona ramah chauh tawng thei a nih tah.

Thei chang sien maw Zotlang sangah,
Kumtluong runrem ka va nuom ngei.
Had it ever been my own choice,
Dwell I’ll in the hills foever.

(My random thoughts on 30th April, 2020, Thursday)
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