Chirwere chepa raini

Chepamusoro chero gosoro,
Zvinorapika kana nemakwenzi,
Chanhasi imhezi yemumoyo,
Mazvokuda mavanga enyora.

Tinoswera paraini sikati rose,
Kuzvinanika segubeze reweti,
Nguva yekurarama nehama,
Chaidzo mhenyu hapachina.

Runhare rwave nhengo yemuviri,
Hanzi ndine shamwari jahwi,
Mazana mashanu nepfumbamwe,
Dzinondida zvikuru nechekure.

Kumwa hwahwa kana kuputa,
Hurumende yakati zvine zera,
Ichi chirwere chichangoburwa,
Chisina nani anoziva marapiro.

Zvino chabata zera rose,
Vana, vakuru nevakwegura,
Nguva dzese kutarira muruoko,
Zvatichatsikwa nehambautare.

Majaya otora tusiri twavo,
Mhandara dzoshanda manhede,
Kuti vatenge nguva yeparaini,
Pavanozvishambadza madiro.

Zvino kangoma kana koririsa,
Kawe pedyo nokuda kuparuka,
Pfavirai ngoma vana vevhu,
Tichapera sehondo yeminda.

Basa mangwanani

Kumuka rudzii chokwadi,
Zuva racheka nyika kudai,
Tora hamiro iyo netambo,
Kudanga utevere kurumidza,
Tingavana dzamira nemhuru!

Tarira muzukuru mwachewe,
Wafumobata jongwe muromo,
Nzombe Jega naSiferi pajoki,
Vadzimai mushure nembeu,
Gore remvura roungana!

Usatevedza sahwira muerabadza,
Wekumera zenze muna Gunyana,
Zhizha zvanzi musana vorwadza,
Zvazviita badza kugura mupini,
Wozomuona kusiririsa tokohwa.

Wedu mukuwasha swerakuenda,
Wafumoshamba machemashiri,
Orowa masango kunanga mhiri,
Kwaanzwa kurira ngoma yendari,
Musiya dzasukwa haadzoki chimbi.

Museyamwa otiza munda murefu,
Odzoka Mbire kunyii netsombori,
Dzaanokohwa pasina rake ziya,
Kukanga mbeu achimirira nyadenga,
Tichaonana matako pakuyambuka.

Hongu gumbeze radziya netsvina,
Asika munhu haarerwi nebonde,
Kutomuka, mukuyu hauvingi shiri,
Mambakwedza kudai kuchapitirira,
Basa mangwanani!

Asi chii nhai

Vanhu imi heyi,
Kumira kuti hoo,
Shandaika chimbi,
Zvibva zvati gedye,
Kuchakati ndoo.

Manje rodziya kwii,
Nemi mati rabada,
Maheu itai dzvutu,
Musati mati tasa,
Mozoti neni nanga.

Ita rinyatsoti bheu,
Mushe vati pindikiti,
Zvarakati manimani,
Mumwe akati pudzu,
Rinova zhowezhowe.

Asi chii nhai,
Kubva wati zoo,
Ndavedzera tsvoti,
Nesadza murwi zhii,
Chiita moyo mbembe.

Zvino zvarati kan’an’a,
Chirega kuti pweshe,
Ibvaka wati nyamu,
Kutsime woti tande,
Mugoro ngauti tundu.

Ibva zvako wati zii,
Zvavanga wamuti bo,
Waiti haakuti pwee,
Zvino akuti kwatu,
Tsvatu waro!

Hwindi

Madirei echikoro kudzokorora,
Chikamu chimwe chete katatu,
Zvino zvaave kutonge baba,
Vari kutamba nevana,
Tarira, injodzi munhandare.

Zvechikoro zvaramba izvi,
Regai zvangu nditsvage basa,
Muzvinamuchovha anoda rubatsiro,
Ropa rangu ronzwa kufamba,
Ndini hwindi.

Vadzidzisi munozvifambisa sei,
Svomho dzakandiramba chose,
Asi chengi ndinoiziva pabasa,
Ndisati ndaipitambira mari,
Chingai maitiro vafundisi.

Ndine ruzha hadzisi mbanje,
Mhanyamhanya ugare wakafara,
Njere handina asi simba ndinaro,
Pabasa ini ndomera manhenga,
Kufadza mutyairi ari panyanga.

Nhasi muzvinapembe wavira pasi,
Mhaka yacho ini hwindi ndinoziva,
Ini uyo kunotenga wangu muchovha,
Tatu, shanu, inga zvayatove gumi,
Bvunzai ini ndikudzidzisei basa.

Ndabva zera

Kwava kusakara kwedovo,
Sekunge risakadyiwa nyama,
Wangu hupenyu ndazadzikidza,
Vana vatatu vazukuru jahwi,
Vati pararira nenyika dzose,
Tangotarisana pano nama’tombi,
Richibuda dakara parinopota.

Ndinobvuma idi ndachembera,
Asi hazvirevi ndachinja moyo,
Ndaitemwawo dzinobuda ropa,
Muhana ndichiri’ye wemazuva’se,
Rudo, rufaro neruremekedzo,
Pasi pemoyo zvichakaringana,
Zvamunoona makushe chete aya.

Kukwegura bedzi kwandaita,
Nyota ndinayo, ndidaneiwo kundari,
Pachine nguva ndibate jongwe muromo,
Makumbo zvooramba kufambakasika,
Rochekanyika ndadhakwa nairo rezviyo,
Usanonoke ma’mwana kusunga ngoro,
Ndabva zera huyai munditore.

Zvino tatarira madeukazuva,
Basa tapedza wave mudyandigere,
Vana mushure bvudzi rotochena,
Votonzivo madhara nevavo vana,
Ivo vazukuru vatopedza chikoro,
Vari kutevera kukura zera nezera,
Nekuti ndiro gwara redu tose.

Mwedzi

Tarira munda wati ndoo,
Kusviba nadzo idzo Ndira,
Kupera kweZhizha asika,
Famba nendima kusakura.

Kukadzi uno matura azeyama,
Rave dzikitsiki kunyima sechapungu,
Hanzi patabika tatyora mugoti,
Muenzi haapedzi dura weduwe.

Mbesa dzononoka ndiKurume,
Panoda moyo nzira haisviki chimbi,
Varume michero yaibva musango,
Kumba kusvika kungomwira mvura.

NdiKubvumbi hayiari zvekumhanya,
Kwakati kwidiba, ichipfirapfira zuva rese,
Haungatadzi kubuda mumba muna vashe,
Imhute chete iyi hapana mabhanan’ana.

Mwakwa wekunaya kupera kwawo,
Matara netsapi zvofemera pamusoro,
Ibasa muminda kukohwa zviyo nechibage,
Umore Chivabvu chekugocha mauro.

Chikumi mugariro wacho,
Basa raderera zvirimwa zvave mumatura,
Asi chando chogwagwadza siku nesikati,
Chegore rino chakwidza hamba mumuti.

NdiChikunguru chaiye watajaira,
Nyika yose yaita ruvara rutsvuku,
Kufanana nadzo nhunguru dzati chakata,
Tichipura mhunga, zviyo nemapfunde.

Nyamavhuvhu uye atitosvora zvino,
Naro dutu ruwanzamatare rinorira,
Vana mudyahandikore vachipupurutswa,
Zora mafuta urege kuparuka ganda.

Ose matambo mwedzi uno,
Takadekara kudai munaGunyana,
Tichidya zveziya regore rese,
Kana idzo shiri dzoita manyana.

Gumiguru mwedzi mukuru,
Vekugadzirira kurima chirimo chopera,
Sunga ngoro tiise mifudze mumunda,
Kupisa uku kukwezva mvura yenhuruka.

Mbudzi dzaita zamu, regai dziwe nyenye,
Dzingai mumunda dziende mumakura,
Kutiza mukumbo unoita ngomwa,
Ambuya havaomberwi dzichibereka.

Zvita ndiye wekutenda nyadenga,
Gore rapera kisimusi yatosvika,
Chibata mbudzi tidye ano maenza,
Tipembere navo vabva nyikadzino!

Ane mari ndiye mukuru

Ndakakura naye mufana uyu,
Nyope chaiyo muera gejo,
Kana kumora huchi hwaiva hutsi,
Asi padiki nepadiki ndakamudzidzisa,
Bva nhasi uno zvandiparira,
Yave shoroma mudya ndichipfachura,
Ini ndini ndava kuti mukoma.

Hatina kudzidza naye, takadzidza aripo,
Dofo ramakoko naZero zvaisasiyana,
Asi zvehupenyu zvinoshamisa nematenga,
Nhasi uno ouya kuno kumusha,
Nerino zimota mbishi rakabereka vhiri,
Zvivitsi tosvisvina nesu vasina meno,
Nharaunda yose yopembera,
Hanzi mukoma mbozha vauya.

Kwatezvara gumaguma pakisimusi,
Naiye vangu mukwashan’ina,
Ndaizivei kuti kutema dzepamoto,
Nekumuka mambakwedza kunokama,
Richava rangu basa ndega,
Iye agere pweshe chinzvengamutsvairo,
Dumbu uko rake gumbo haachaoni,
Chake bedzi kudusa mari yezvinwiwa,
Tezvara vangu moyo mbembe.

Kuzungaira kuri paviri,
Kwake uyu kwaiwe nechikwambo,
Kuenda kudzoka hazvina aiziva,
Nhasi muzvenyika awane rake bato,
Yawe monya gurumwandira rotevera,
Minda mitatu akatorera vazungu,
Yaanorima nerunhare kubva mhiri,
Kwaanoenda nechikopokopo seshiri,
Mari yawandisa oshaya pekuisa,
Muhomwe, musokisi nemusutukezi.

Iyeyu wekushata kudaro,
Kufanana nekunze kwemusha,
Gotsi nemeso hazvina mutsauko,
Asi tsvarakadenga tarira uwone,
Dzakarongeka zvomene pachipfuwa,
Ikoko kwadzinorohwa matumbu,
Ndiko dzose kwadzinomhanyira,
Mativi mana enyika odyiwa rutivi,
Mafaro asingazivi tsika,
Ndivo mabasa emari,
Anayo ndiye mukuru!