Mindscanner #63

A Song for the Season...

A Klingon Beast of Burden, R'udov / ghIch Doq ghaj wa' 'er, ru'Dov

ghIch Doq ghaj wa' 'er, ru'Dov.

bochqu' ghIchDaj 'e' vIDIS.

[zantai klaws] chaq 'ervam leghDI' neH vay',

"wewqu' ghIchvam" jatlhlu'nIS.

HaghtaH 'ej reH luvaqtaH

Hoch latlh 'ermey, bejtaHDI'.

'er Qujmey muvchoH ru'Dov,

chIch reH 'e' lutuch naSwI'!

'a QISmaS wa'Hu', 'eng bIngDaq,

jatlhchoH SantatlhoS:

"ghIch wew ghajbogh ru'DovwIj,

DujwIj'e' DaHjaj yIchIj!"

tugh jupDaj DachoH 'ermey.

Quchqu'choH 'ej jachchoH Hoch:

"ghIch Doq Daghajbogh ru'Dov,

quv'a'lIj'e' not wItlhoch!"

A Klingon Beast of Burden, R'udov, had a red nose.

I confess that its nose was quite shiny.

As soon as one perchance saw this Klingon Beast of Burden,

one would be obliged to say, "This nose glows."

The other Klingon Beasts of Burden, upon continually staring at it,

kept laughing and always kept mocking it.

The vicious ones perpetually and deliberately forbade R'udov

from participating in Klingon Beast of Burden games!

However, on the day before K'irshmarsh, beneath the clouds,

Shantak'lorsh began speaking:

"My R'udov, who have a glowing nose,

as for my vehicle, today you shall navigate it!"

Soon the Klingon Beasts of Burden starting behaving as his friends.

They all started rejoicing and saying:

"R'udov, you who have a red nose,

as for your honour, we shall never contradict it!"