A poem in Vietnamese by Sấu Mã Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm Photography: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
Outbidding the entire autumn
Binding numerous seasons of poetic
Blooms of pomme de lait
Sticky thick with the sweet smell of poetry
Bao thầu cả mùa thu
Buộc nốt mấy mùa thơ
Đùng đục một mùi thơ nẫu lòng.
Sấu Mã, the poet is a retired professor living in Vietnam.
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.