A poem in Vietnamese by Nguyễn Đức Sơn
Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
Art: Đinh Trường Chinh
It’s all wrong
Without the devil
How could there be a God
And that’s a truth of this World
No matter how you look at it, it’s all wrong
Tất cả đều trật lất
Nếu không có quỷ ma
Khó bề thấy được Phật
Đó là sự thật của Trái Đất
Nhưng nghĩ cho cùng tất cả đều trật lất
thơ Nguyễn Đức Sơn
Nguyễn Đức Sơn, the poet was born on November 18, 1937, in Du Khanh village, Thanh Hai district, Ninh Thuan province, originally from Thua Thien Hue. He began writing poetry very early with the pen name Sao Trên Rừng, and other pen names like Sơn Núi. On the morning of June 11, 2020, passed away at the age of 83.
Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the blogger, poet, and translator, was born in 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.