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Old Scores: An Occasional Poem for Girrilang

1 October 2016

Translated from the English to the Malayalam by Manarkkal Dasan

aq¶ncp]Xm­pw ]ns¶mcp]¯pw?
Po³ ]dªp
hm¡pIfpsSsbmcp hoXw sh¡Âþ
]ns¶….. Ah D]tbmKn¡q \o ihsa!
sshIrXsat¶m?
AsX, Hcpthf kXyamhmw IfhpamImw,
Po\ns\¡mÄ {]ikvX\msbmcmÄ XÀ¡n¨p.
F´mWv kXyw?
hnävK³ ss̳ ]dªp
‘kwKXn F´pXs¶bmbmepw’
AbmÄ ]dªXv icnbmhmw.
XncsªSp¸v hmkvXh¯n Xpd¶n«ncn¡p¶p.
Cu Øew FhnsSbmWv? kqcy\n \n¶pÅ aq¶mw]mdtbmbnXv?
iq\ymImit¯¡b¨ kzÀ®¯fnIbnt•emWnXv
aq¶ncp]Xm­pIÄ¡v ap¼Ã,
HcmSnsâ Im s]m«n¨t¸mÄ BZyþ
i_vZw \½psS ImetZiss\cy´cy¯neqsS…..
Hcp \nanjw \n¡q,
AsX, XnI¨pw bm{´nIambnt¸mIp¶p.

Hcp \mWbw IqSn B ]m«v b{´¯ntebv¡nSq
Cu ]gbIme lnäv ]m«pIÄ CjvSamWv.
tam¡nwKv t_ÀUv lnÂ
]Xnsb sIm¶p sIm­ncn¡ps¶s¶…..
hnkvXmc¯n sNIp¯ms\, Ipdn¨pÅ AÚXtbm?
ssZh¯n\dnbmw.

BcmWo ]pebmSn hnävK³ ss̳?
GtXm Hcp Ingh³ kzhÀ¤kwt`mKn
X³ an{Xamw kz¶nt\msSm¯v
t\mÀshbn hnt\mZbm{X \S¯nbh³
ho­pw tIw{_nUvPnÂ…… HmIvkvt^mÀUn Xncn¨ph¶h³
AXnse´v Imcyw?
saämen¡m BtemNn¨nÃ…….Bcv sN¿pw?
kcXpkv{S ]dªp
Rm³ {Iqin¡s¸«h³….
AtXm Xsâ hm¡pIsfÃmw XoÀ¶t¸mÄ
{`m´mbn acn¨hsâ aI\mb \otjtbm?
Po\nsâ thZhmIyw
Rms\´mWpt±in¨sX¶v \n\¡dnbmtam
F\n¡v Xs¶ XoÀ¨bnÃ

Hcp Idp¯ Ncn{Xw ]nt¶m«v hfbp¶p, t\mhn¡p¶p
]gbIme¯ntebv¡v …..
ASbmf§fp­mbncp¶hnsS,
bm¦nIfp­mbncp¶hnsS
(AanXt`mKnIÄ) (IW¡ntesd i¼fw ]äp¶hÀ,)
(ChnsS apIfnÂ,)
BcnÃmbncp¶p?
R§sfÃmhcpw htc­n h¶p.
NneÀ IogS§n
A\ytZihn[hIfn hn¯p ]mtI­ Bhiyap­mbncp¶p
]pf¨p hcps¶mcp ]qt´m«hgn
]pXnsbmcp Idp¯ Ncn{X¯ntebv¡v \bn¡p¶p.
\n\¡v am{XaXnsâ, \nKqVX Ipgns¨Sp¡mw.

Ncn{Xsa¶mse´mWv?
Hcp tImi¯n\p]pdsa asämcp t`mKw
FÃmadnbmsa¶v [cn¨v
hnUvVn¯w ]pe¼n ]cnlmkycmhp¶hÀ
“Zn lnÌdn t_mbvkn”se s{]m^kÀamcpsS {]Xn[z\n t]mse
]s£ Abmsfmcp {Iqcamb Imcyw ]dªp
(Nncn¨Xn\v tijw, \n§Ä¡njvSsa¦nÂ)…..
AXmWv \n§Ä¡v Ncn{Xw.
amä§Ä.
]gbXv ]pXnbXmIp¶p.
]pXnbXv ]gbXmIp¶p.
F\n¡v hbÊmhp¶p, Rm³ hbÊ\mIp¶p.

{Sukdn³ ]n³`mKw tatem«p Npcp«n hbv¡pw Rm³
Bcpw ]dbmsX Npcp«n h¨ DuSphgnIfnÂ
Ncn{X¯n³ Nne cmP]mXbnÂ
hÃhsâbpw h­nbn Ibdn DÃmkbm{X sN¿pw
Fs´mcp hr¯nsI« ZpcqlX
AsænÂ, Xpd¶p ]dªmÂ
Rm\Xv FtâXmb hgnbn sN¿p¶p.

Idp¯ Ncn{Xw, Ccp­ Ncn{Xw.
bp²s¯¸än ]dbcpXv!
\osb´pXs¶ sNbvXmepw,
B \in¨ bp²s¯¸än ]dbcpXv.
\o h¶Xv AXv I­p.
h¶p ]ns¶ AXnPohn¨p.
A¶papXÂ Ft¸mgpw bp²w.
an¡Xpw \o t\Sn
Ct¸mÄ AhnsS aq¶ncp]Xm­pw ]ns¶sbmcÂ]hpw ]ns¶
aq¶ncp]Xv apdn¸mSpIfpw ]ns¶sbmcev]hpw.

kv{XoIÄ ho\kn \n¶v
]pcpj³ N{µ\n \n¶v
ho\kv XnI¨pw apdn¸mSpÅhÄ
F¶m aXnbmwh®w ssIIfnÃm¯hÄ
tPm¡v tPmbvkv!

Zb\obw. s_¶äv, Hcp]mSv \µn
“F\ns¡mcp Iq\p­mbncp¶p” F¶ \nsâ \mSI¯n\v.
shfn¨w ImWm³ Ignªp.

C\nbpw F\n¡v ]dbm\pÅ Nne Imcy§Ä,
aänÂUm ]dª `bm\Iamb IfhpIfpw
C\nbpw apgph\mbn ]dbs¸Sm¯ aäp \nKqVXIfpw
D¨¯n hnfn¨p ]dbm\pÅ AhImiansænÂ
]ns¶ Cw¥ojv kmlnXy¯nsemcp _ncpZw F´n\mWv..?

\osjbpsS “D_Àsa³jns\”t¸mse
A[nImc Xzc
\nsâ PohnXw F§s\ t]mIp¶p?
\nâÑs\§s\bp­v?
AsænÂ, \nsâ AÑ\mcv?
aäpÅhcpsS PohnX¯nsâ “»m¦vam³Pns\”¡mÄ
Rms\sâ Ncn{Xs¯ G¡p¶p.

F³Ñsâ `mcybv¡v \à ssÌembncp¶p.
s{^Uns\t¸mse, AbmÄ acn¨p, Ahfpw.
\msaÃmw thK¯n A§s\¯s¶bmhpw.
kplrs¯, kwkmcw sasÃbm¡q.
F´n\v [rXns¸Sp¶p?
\o sshInà kplrt¯ \o hnjant¡­XnÃ.
\nsâ kabsaSpt¯mfq.
\ap¡v A\´amb{Xbpw ]ns¶bpap­v
aq¶ncp]Xpw ]ns¶mcp]¯pw t]mse.

Ioävkv ]dªp, kuµcyw kXyhpw
kXyw kuµcyhpamWv.
AXv am{Xsa \obo `qanbn Adntb­XpÅq.

]gb ]pÅn¡mc\v Ht¶m aqt¶m
Fgp]tXm Adnbmambncp¶p.
Hcp]mSp Imcy§Ä þ
\n\¡pw AXpt]mse Xs¶
clky§Ä ]¦v sh¡m\pÅXÃ
ImcWw \o hfsc IqSpXÂ kq£n¡p¶p
AXpt]mse F\nbv¡pw Fsâ Iq«¡msct¸mse
Aev]w Idp¯ Idp¯ Ncn{Xap­v.
\nsâ `qXIme clky§Ä \nsâ am{XamWv.
]Xnsb \S¡q,
Fsâ kÀÆ apdnthmÀ½Ifpw
Nhn«n¯mgv¯msX AsænÂ
Rm³ acn¨p t]mIpsa¶v tXm¶p¶p.

Cu temIw Xs¶ Hcp \nKqVXbmWv.
Fgp]Xv tImSn IYIfpw…
Ct¸mgpw F®nsIm­ncn¡p¶p. AsX{Xhsc?
\o? Rm³? AhÄ? Ah³? \mamcmWv?
tKmKn³ ]dªt]mse
F§p\n¶v hcp¶p?
FhnsS Xmakn¡p¶p?
FhntSbv¡mWv [rXn ]nSn¨v?
\msaÃmw sImgnªp t]mtI­hÀ
\ndw a§n Idp¸nte¡v
sImgnªp t]mtI­hÀ.

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