A poem in Vietnamese by Nguyễn Đức Sơn Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm Art: Đinh Trường Chinh
Rest in peace
The grave will be cold on my return
The sea of our memories shall be embraced by the wind
Through the scattered trees the full moon cast its shadow
Will you then from this world my love
Harvest enough dreams
Rồi mai huyệt lạnh anh về
Ru nhau gió thổi bốn bề biển xưa
Trăng tà đổ bóng cây thưa
Mộng trần gian đã hái vừa chưa em
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.