At Once (translation)

Right Now by Maung Thein Zaw

At Once

how much authority,
intelligence, wealth, or courage
do you have?

with the competence you possess,
liberate the people.

if you are ignorant,
or ambivalent,
or seeking for something
to get benefitted from disunity,
the death of the country
is what you’ll get as your ration.

written by Maung Thein Zaw
translated by z.bastien


My feeble attempt on translating this poem by Maung Thein Zaw (မောင်သိန်းဇော်) from the latest anthology of his poems.

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