Mapoksida II

Even this birth reveals my weakness
Rainfalls reminiscent of monsoons of my previous birth
The wet earth lingers to seize my footprints
Footprints intend to take my stead
Even in this new birth, I am still myself
Recollecting river’s flow

Mapoksida II is from the book of poems, Atiyagi Maya by Thawan, currently unpublished. As a
translator, this is an attempt at presenting the poem using visual imagery.


Thawan is a poet, singer-songwriter from Imphal. He, along with Tingthounu runs Kekru, a non-organisation open mic session that features poetry readings, music, exhibition, films.