A poem in Vietnamese by Hoàng Xuân Sơn Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm Photography: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
AS ANCIENT. AS POETRY
( composed for those who endlessly write poetry )
Poetry. it’s always alone, on its own?
poetry in the middle of the market
the merging of villages(in the hundreds)
united in a breath
a taken forlorn moment
hugging the isolation
settling upon tomorrow
late is life
in a cloud
CŨ. NHƯ THƠ
( tặng các bạn mải miết làm thơ)
Thơ. lúc nào cũng nét riêng?
là thơ giữa chợ
trăm miền hợp hôn
lấy cái chung thở
lấy niềm cô lẻ
ôm đơn chiếc
một mai khi đời muộn thầm
là áng mây
h o à n g x u â n s ơ n
24 juin 2021
Hoàng Xuân Sơn
A renowned poet, born 1942, writes under various pseudonyms: Hoàng Xuân Sơn, Sử Mặc, Hoàng Hà Tỉnh, Vô Ðịnh…
Hometown: Vỹ Dạ, Huế.
Lý Thường Kiệt Primary
Bán Công High School and Quốc Học Huế High School
Bachelor of philosophy, and postgraduate of political science and commerce at The university of Văn Khoa Sài Gòn.
Worked at the Ministry of Transport and Communication, a branch of the General Department of Postal Service of the Republic of Vietnam.
After 1975 worked in the Postal Office for 7 years. December 1981 settled in Montreal, Canada.
The poet’s career span from 1970 to the present day his work has been published in many literary publications. In vietnam: Văn, Chính Văn, Diễn Ðàn, Khởi Hành, Nghiên Cứu Văn Học, Ðối Diện, Thân Hữu, Xây Dựng Nông Thôn, Ngưỡng Cửa, Nhà Văn. Outside of Vietnam: Làng Văn, Văn Học, Văn, Thế Kỷ 21, Chủ Ðề, Sóng, Sóng Văn, Nắng Mới, Saigon Times, Hợp Lưu, Phố Văn, Gío Văn , Canh Tân, Ði Tới, tạp chí Thơ.
Collaborating platforms: Litviet (U.S.A), Tienve (Australia), Vanchuongviet… and the translations of his poetry into English by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm on SONGNGUTAITRAM.
Viễn Phố (thơ, Việt Chiến xb 1988)
Huế Buồn Chi (thơ,93)
Lục Bát (thơ, 2005)
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.