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उज्यालोको चौकीदारी

कृष्ण प्रसाई, (काठमाण्डौं)


त्यतिखेर
सम्पूर्ण ताताहरु हराएका थिए ।
समस्त उज्यालाहरु बिलाएका थिए ।
र समग्र न्यानाहरु चोरिएका थिए ।
समान न्यानो बाँड्ने सूर्यसमेत सेलाएको थियो ।
जसको उपस्थितिमा
चिसोको अस्मिता स्वयं टुहुरो हुने गर्दथ्यो ।
र त्यतिखेर केवल
चिसोका साम्राज्यहरु पालेर
ताराहरु जाग्राम बसेका हुन्थे आकाशमा ।
र लगातार रुपमा एउटा जूनलाई काखी च्यापेर
शीत छरिरहेका थिए !
चिसो झारिरहेका थिए !!
र तुसारो फ्याँकिरहेका थिए !!!
उचाइको घमण्डमा
आफ्नो सत्ताको तुजुकमा-
आकाश त्यतिखेर मात्तिएको थियो ।
हुनसक्छ आकाश अहंकारले ग्रस्त थियो ।
कैयौं वसन्त झरे पिन
सधैं शरद फलाएर
अनि हिमपात बसा्रएर-
र सिरेटो छर्केर
आकाश त्यतिखेर
हाम्रो अस्तित्व नै निल्ने दाउमा थियो ।
हामी तल धर्तीमा
बाँच्ने अधिकारको स्पष्ट बहुमत ल्याउन नसकेका
मान्छेहरु भने
चिसिएर-
सेपिएर-
र ककि्रएर आक्रन्त हुँदै
आकाशले चोरेका हाम्रा न्यानाहरु
धर्तीमै फर्काउन भनेर
आकाशको विरुद्धमा एकजुट भएर-
समूह भरिरहन्थ्यांै ।
सभा लगाइरहन्थ्यांै ।
र नारा घन्काइरहन्थ्यौं ।
खबरदार !
तिमी तातो चोर्ने आकाशहरु
अब कसैगरी हामीसँग नजिस्क-
हामी मान्छे हौं र मान्छे हुनुको हाम्रो हकलाई-
समाप्त पार्ने षड्यन्त्रहरु पनि नपस्क ।
जुलुसमा उभिएका हामीहरु त्यसबेलासम्म पनि
ताताकै खोजीमा हुन्थ्यौं-
र आकाशले हडपेका न्यानो पार्ने हाम्रा संयन्त्रहरु -
हामी फिर्ता लिने तरखरमा थियौं ।
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हुँदा-हुँदा
हाम्रो आवाजले थर्किएर-
हाम्रो भीडसँग डराएर-
केही सीप नचलेपछि
एक दिन
आकाश एकाएक एउटा सम्झौतामा आयो ।
र उसले लुकाएका हाम्रा उज्यालाहरु
हाम्रा लागि धर्तीमै फिर्ता दिने भयो ।
यसरी हाम्रा न्यानाहरु विनाशर्त आकाशले फिर्ता दियो ।
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अहिले पनि हामी एक हूल मान्छेहरु छौं ।
जो धर्तीमा फ्याँकिएकॊ त्यो उज्यालो तापेर बसेका छौं ।
कतै फेरि आकाशले उज्यालो नचोरोस् भनेर
अहिले हामी
उज्यालोको चौकीदारीमा छौं ।


Being a watchman of light
    
         

Krishna Prasai
Kathmandu

Translated by: Dr. Tara Nath Sharma

At that time,
The whole heat was lost,
All the light had disappeared,
And all the warmth was stolen.
Even the Sun which distributed warmth equally
Had cooled down,
In whose presence
The existence of cold felt itself an orphan.
And at that time
Only sheltering the empires of the cold
The stars stayed awake in the sky.
And constantly hugging the only Moon under their arms,
They were showering dews,
Dropping the cold,
And throwing down frost.
With the pride of height
Bragging its power
The sky was intoxicated at that time,
Maybe, the sky was getting highly puffed up.
Even if several Springs descended
It always let the Autumn come to fruition,
And helped the snow rain
And sprinkled the cold wind.
The sky thus at that time
Was waiting for an opportunity
To swallow up our existence.
We the individuals on earth below
Were unable to get a clear majority,
For our right to live
In severe cold, under dark shades
Were cramped,
And with a view to bringing back
Our warmth robbed by the sky
Down to the earth
United together against the sky,
Tried constantly to fill the groups,
And raised our slogans.
Beware !
You, the sky, who rob the heat,
Now on don't mock at us in any way –
We are humans and our right to exist as man
Don't hatch conspiracies to snatch away.
Even up to that time
We standing in the demonstrations
Remained in search of heat –
And we were preparing ourselves to bring back
Our warmth-producing mechanisms
Snatched away by the sky.

•           •           •           •    

As this struggle continued,
Threatened with our voice,
Frightened by our crowds,
When it could do nothing to stop,
One day
The sky agreed for a compromise,
And our lights it had concealed
Was ready to return for us to the earth.
Thus the sky returned our warmth without any condition.

•           •           •           •    

Even now we are a group of people,
Who are enjoying the light
Thrown down on this Earth.
So that in no way would the sky
Rob us of the light again,
We are now firmly standing up
As the watchmen of light.                             
   

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Email:
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