Hypocrites makes a show of benevolence

A poem in Vietnamese by Lê Vĩnh Tài
Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
Photography: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm


The Strand NYC

Hypocrites make a show of benevolence 

the morally superior is always forgiving human beings

the morally superior is always forgiving humans

the morally superior is always forgiving

the morally superior is always

the morally superior is

the morally superior

the moral

the

the flowers breaking out in a sweat trying to bloom

August 2021

những kẻ đạo đức giả hay tỏ ra nhân hậu

những kẻ đạo đức giả hay tỏ ra nhân

những kẻ đạo đức giả hay tỏ ra

những kẻ đạo đức giả hay tỏ

những kẻ đạo đức giả hay

những kẻ đạo đức giả

những kẻ đạo đức

những kẻ đạo

những kẻ

những

những bông hoa lo nở đổ mồ hôi…

 


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.

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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