Wishful from within the haze a maze of longing
Abandoned dazed on the gravel grating
I'm on my knees

The engorgement of an ocean of damp wanting.

mơ ước từ mê cung của một sương mù
của khao khát
bị bỏ rơi bàng hoàng
tôi quỳ gối trên sỏi

sự ngấu nghiến một đại dương khát khao ẩm ướt.

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.

Lê Vĩnh Tài, the poet and translator born in 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the Western Highlands and a businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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