armed with my heart

A poem written for my son, on the day he left home.

Published in the August 2022 quarterly publication of Văn Nghệ Biển Khơi 94: http://www.bienkhoi.com/so-94/tho-nguyenthiphuongtram.htm


Nửa cuộc đời này 

mẹ đã đóng vai một người mẹ

con đi

hành trang con đem

là trái tim 

mẹ ư?

_____

June 29th, 2022

Half of my life

I’ve been in the role of a mother

you left

armed

with my heart

son?


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.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

There's magic in translating a body of work from one language to another.

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