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My cigar is burnt up
the red-brown sun about to set.
Will you take me home?
© 1959, Tin Moe
Hpan Mee Eain (The Glass Lantern)
Publisher: Mandalay University Writers' Association, Mandalay, 1959
© Translation: 2013, Wai Yan Phone
First published on Poetry International, 2013
Translator's Note: During incarceration, Tin Moe found this poem reproduced on the prison wall.