Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A bitter taste of age

This dissonant age
leaves us zero, for our dignity is gone;
devils are dancing on the throne

The dead last of the new millennium planet
now is our country,
what a nasty age to be

They regale us with shameless jokes
Pigmen never pause in shooting fusillades
We, like the slaves are indentured to listen
for they have in holsters, their guns

Now is sticky with blood slime
This is once a road where the fighting peacocks ran
What a bad age so sickened

Yearling are born;
for the tiger beasts
they are always a feast
Fratricide prevails,
this is the age star bucks fade away

My entire house is falling
with such wicked conflagration;
need to inure myself
how I can be winking
that this dilapidation has never been seen

Like a faint-hearted turtle small
my little stealthy head is
hiding inside the ego shell,
Why I am so cowering to those rumbling knells

All of us
we find ourselves drowning
in the river of deprivation and starvation;
this is the age of Burma
we are now living

(Original writer: Kaung Kin Ko)

9 comments:

Tr said...

Ko Burmakin,

So why not these fawns wait,until they mature,sharpening their horns,concert together to fight back the tigers.

Thiri

Moe said...

It is more honorable to die rather than passively listening to those shameless jokes.Carry On!The blood of fawns and peacocks have not been dry yet.

Moe

I like to kick you said...

Dear Burmakin,

I took one and half hours or so for reading your poem so beautiful vocabularies.
I was angrier and angrier at you for I exhaust finding such "stupid" words in dictionary.But it is very nice to know such English.

Shwe Poet

MG said...

Joke is quite a positive word having a sense of merriment.You should use "farce" that has a negative sense,remember "Phatalone Gaung Kya" in jeering at the unfair paradoxes of the world

Teacher

Anonymous said...

No grace to see lizards with Buddha.
That's very bad.

WW said...

Dear Ko Burmakin,

I saw some writing against in blog for your comment on YTP.I don't support them but his example is quite beautiful.I post you that is why.

ေထာက္ခံေတာင္းဆိုျခင္း
YTP's one country two higher education systems:
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1. From 1st Grade to 11th - Myanmar education system standard under Ministry of Education
2. Myanmar Higher Education System - (after passing 11th Grade or particular exam only) to Myanmar Universities and Colleges
3. Int'l Higher Education System - (after passing 11th Grade and GCE or IELTS or TOFEL or SAT or Entrance exam) to Int'l Universities or Colleges in Myanmar

YTP ရဲ႕ တႏိုင္ငံ အဆင့္ျမင့္ ပညာေ၇းစနစ္ ႏွစ္မ်ိဳး ဆိုတာ ကို ေထာက္ခံပါတယ္။ အခ်ိန္ ေစာင့္စရာလဲ မလိုဘူး။ ကူညီမည့္ အလွဴ ၇ွင္၇ွာ ဖို႔ပဲလိုတယ္။ (အလွဴ၇ွင္ပါ။ Knowledge Business လုပ္မည့္သူမ်ိဳး လံုး၀ မဟုတ္ပါ။) အဆင့္ျမင့္ ပညာေ၇း အကူအညီေပးဖို႕ ဒီကေနေတာင္းဆိုပါတယ္။ လူငယ္ေတြ အက်ိဳးအတြက္ပါ။ kojew ေ၇ာ ဘယ္လိုသေဘာ၇လဲ။ လမ္း၇ိုးေဟာင္းကို ဆင့္ကာထြင္တဲ့ွဗ်။

ႏိုင္ငံေ၇းနဲ႔ မႏြယ္တဲ့ ပညာေ၇း၊ Training သက္သက္ ဆို အားလံုး လက္ခံၾကမွာပါ။ အေမ၇ိကန္ စင္တာက ဂ်ာနယ္လစ္သင္တန္းတု႔ိ၊ လူ႕အခြင့္အေ၇း/ႏိုင္ငံေ၇း သင္တန္းတို႔ေတာ့ မလုပ္နဲ႔ ေလ။ ကြန္ေတာ္တို႔ လူငယ္ေတြ ႏိုင္ငံျခား ထြက္သင္ေနရတဲ့ ထမင္းစားလက္မွတ္၇ သင္တန္းေတြက စရမွာေပါ့။ Burmakin ေျပာသလို Harvard University ကိုလည္း ေ၇ႊ႕စ၇ာမလုိပါ။ Quantum Mechanics ကိုေလ့လာဖို႔ အတြက္ Particle Accelerator လဲမလိုေသးပါဘူး။ လူ႔အ၇င္းျမစ္ ဖြံ႔ျဖိဳးေ၇း သင္တန္းေတြနဲ႔ စႏိုင္၇င္ ၇ပါျပီ။ ျမန္မာလူငယ္ေတြအက်ိဳးလုပ္တာပါ။ (Burmakin ေျပာတဲ့) လမ္းေဘးကြမ္း ယာသယ္လို ေစ်းကြက္/အျမတ္၇ွာ စ၇ာမလိုပါ။ ျမန္မာလူငယ္ေတြ အက်ိဳးအတြက္ အ၇ွဳံးခံလုပ္၇မွာပါ။

RIT(YIT) တခုလံုးကို ဆိုဗီယက္က ေဆာက္ၿပီးလွဴခဲ့ သလို ျမန္မာမွာ ေငြေ၇ာ၊ နည္းပညာေ၇ာ လွဴမည့္ အလွဴ ၇ွင္လိုေနတာပါ။ RIT ဟာ အေ၇ွ႕ေတာင္အာ၇ွမွာ ထိပ္တန္းေ၇ာက္ခဲ့ ဖူးပါတယ္။ ဒီလို Institute မ်ိဳးလွဳဴၾက၇င္ေတာ့ အေကာင္းဆံုးေပါ့။ ဘာပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္ အစိုးရလုပ္ကိုင္ ေဆာင္၇ြက္မႈ အားနည္းေနတဲ့ အပိုင္း ( ကို Ottara ေျပာသလို GTC ) ေတြ မွာ ၀ိုင္း၀န္းကူ ညီလည္း၇ပါတယ္။ သီးသန္႔ လုပ္ခ်င္လဲ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

အဓိက က ဘာစနစ္၇ွိမွ ၊ ဘယ္လို အေျခအေန ေျပာင္းမွ ၊ အျမတ္၇မွ လုပ္မယ္ဆို ျပီး လူငယ္ေတြ အက်ဳိး ကို သူမ်ားလက္ညိႈးထိုးျပီး လႊဲေနမယ္ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ လူငယ္ေတြ ကံေပါ့။
လုပ္ႏိုင္ ကူညီႏိုင္ သမွ် အျမတ္ လို႔ ယူဆ၇င္ေတာ့ အခု လက္၇ွိ အေျခအေနမွာ ကို ျမန္မာလူငယ္ေတြ ကို ကူညီ ႏိုင္ပါေၾကာင္း ေျပာပါ၇ေစ ခင္ဗ်ား။

ပံုျပင္ေလးတပုံ။ လူတေယာက္က ကမ္းစပ္မွာ တင္က်န္ခဲ့တဲ့ ၾကယ္ငါးေလးေတြ ကို ပင္လယ္ထဲ ပစ္ခ်ေနတုန္း လူစိမ္းတေယာက္ေ၇ာက္လာျပီး ဒီလိုငါးေတြက ကမ္းစပ္မွာ ေထာင္ေသာင္းခ်ီျပီး ၇ွိေနတာ၊ ခင္ဗ်ားလုပ္ေနလဲ အပိုပဲ အက်ိဳးမထူးပါဘူး လုိ႔ေျပာလာပါတယ္။ ၾကယ္ငါးေလးတေကာင္ကို ေကာက္ကိုင္ျပီး ပင္လယ္ထဲ ပစ္ခ်၇င္း တံု႕ျပန္လိုက္ပံုက "ဒီတေကာင္အတြက္ေတာ့ ထူးတယ္ဗ်" ပါတဲ့။ ပညာ၇ွာ၇ခက္ေနတဲ့ ျမန္မာလူငယ္ေလး တေယာက္ေလာက္အတြက္လည္း ထူးေအာင္ လုပ္ၾကပါစို႔ ကိုOttara၊ ကိုဂ်ဳး ၊ ကိုကေဒါင္း၊ Burmakin န႔ဲ တက္ၾကြလႈပ္၇ွားသူမ်ားခင္ဗ်ား …


Fair & Square

မွတ္ခ်က္ ။ မေနႏိုင္လို႕ေဘးက၀င္ေျပာတဲ့ Fair&Square သည္ American Society of Mechnical Engineering အသင္း၀င္ ျမန္မာလူငယ္ အင္ဂ်င္နီယာ တေယာက္ ျဖစ္ပါေၾကာင္း kojew, burmakin နဲ႕ ကိုကေဒါင္းတို႔ ေရ ။ ေၾကာ္ျငာ၀င္တာမဟုတ္ပါ၊ ဘယ္အဖြဲ႕ကဆို ၿပီး တံဆိပ္ကပ္ခံ ရမွာ စိုးလို႔ ပါခင္ဗ်ာ

WW said...

Dear Ko Burmakin,

The web link of this comment is on
http://padaukmyay.blogspot.com/2008/01/blog-post_893.html

MG said...

Yes,this is a beautiful example. Unfortunately,this is for the direction of Burmakin's argument and not for the direction of F & S.

Referring his example,there are two ways to help the fish for their survival:(1)put the fish into the sea or (2)bring the sea into the fishes.I believe he is speaking about no.(1).

If you are the god to help the fish and you have the above two ways to choose, which way you will choose? Putting fishes into the sea or moving the sea to land for fishes.

Even the most irrational human being on earth will not choose No.2, because there is no time and no resource to move the sea into the dry land for fish's sustenance.If you think yourself you are a god to be able to create according to your whim, you will probably choose No.2 to put the sea on land so that the nature will be completely reverse,"water flows from the lower place to the upper place".

Sea and rivers exist not because people create them. But because this is the principle of nature for them to exist there.This is the nature of a river to be flowing from the mountain to a valley, not to be flowing from the ground to the sky.If a river has the ability to flow into the sky,no land animal is able to survive today.

Markets exist because people and god are rational.This is called the market intelligence that made the people's decision for their investment.God doesn't need to create the markets but markets arise spontaneously where the need and incentives exist.That is why,the real rational youths leave Burma where there is no landscape for their capacity and intelligence.

But people who think themselves as God are thinking about moving the sea to land for survival of fishes who has already tried in their own way to jump into the sea. I am also not sure whether or not these god-to-bes, who sounds very sincere to the self-restrained youths in Burma, had ever helped a youth or so(a fish or two) to be able to go into the market before they thought about moving the market(the sea) into Burma(the land).

Teacher

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