The Hand Trembling in the Wind

Did you get a piece of meat,
The Hand Trembling in the wind?
Did you get some cash,
The Hand Trembling in the wind?
Did you get some clothes,
The Hand Trembling in the wind?

Though he treads in like a limb,
The Hand trembles in the wind.
Though he jumps in like a tiger,
The Hand trembles in the wind.

With broken pieces,
The Hand trembles in the wind.
With rotting decays,
The Hand trembles in the wind.
With destructions,
The Hand trembles in the wind.

On the journey that sets him running,
The howls of wolves swell louder.
With the gaping crack,
The Hand trembles in the wind.

The trembling Hand is in the wind.
In the wind the Hand trembles.

Ko Htet (Ye Oo)
11. 11. 2013
Translated from the Burmese by Zaw Tun