The following is a song in Manipuri that I like. It is a song sung as a lullaby in a movie,”Matamgi Manipur” by singer, A Kamala Devi. Written by, KH. Phulendra, the lines are profound and very sweet. I have tried to translate it, so that you can get the essence of it. It is much better in the original as the words rhyme unlike my poor attempt at translation, and blends well with the soothing music.
Moon, Moon, the gentle moon;
Shines quietly over the clouds,
The stars are aligned and looks on dreamily,
The silver clouds float sleepily,
The swaying winds have rested the trees.
In the night’s cradle, the living have rested.
Pull a clouds’ horse and a wagon of stars,
Listen to mother’s lullaby and sleep o little one.
Beyond the velvet clouds,
Embark on your dream world. "