၁။ သိုးကေလ၊ ပုပၸားနတ္ေတာင္၊
1. Oh Nat-spirit with the headdress of Tho-saung
In the thicket of dense forest on the summit of lofty Mt.Popa
Are the fragrant Champac flowers which bloom seasonally.
And their colour can be mistaken for gold.
၂။ သိုးကေလ၊ စကားပြင့္ႏွင့္၊
2. Oh Nat-spirit with the headdress of Tho-saung
She was the daughter of the brave man
Her beauty could be compared to the Champac flower.
She was brought up under the care of the good brother.
She had a lover kept in the heart of her heart.
He was not with her. He was a serviceman away on a journey.
၃။ သိုးကေလ၊ ျမိတ္လြတ္စုလည္း၊
ခ်စ္ျခင္းစုရံုး၊ သက္ထက္ဆံုးသည္၊ ႏွလံုးမျခား ေစာင့္တရား။
3. Oh Nat-spirit with the headdressof Tho-saung
Since childhood while she still wore
Myeiklutsu hair knot on her head
The twain were fond of each other
He was a nephew of her father
He was thus related to her
The twain were united by attachment
till the end of their lives
They kept their mutual faith.
၄။ ေဆြမိမင္း၊ မ်က္သုတ္နီစင္၊
မတ္ၾကီးလ်ာကို၊ မယ္သာၾကိဳက္မိ တုမရွိ။
4. Her relative lover wore a red towel
And a fine Lenin jacket
He was strong, handsome and manly,
He was a knight-designate
She loved him so much
Her love for him was beyond measure.
(Anonymous, Bagan Period)
This Linka (လကၤာ), the simplest form of Myanmar verse which has exact meter, rhyme and rhythm, was a sort of ode to the Nat-spirit of Mt.Popa composed by an unknown poet.
The content of this Linka suggests the tragic story of a mighty Blacksmith Tint De (ပန္းပဲေမာင္တင့္တယ္) and his cousin sister both of whome met violent death and were believed to have become Nat-spirits dwelling on Mt.Popa till today.
(from An Outline History of Myanmar Literature by Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt, p 11-12)
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