buds of autumn

A poem in Vietnamese by Đinh Trường Chinh
Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
Art: Đinh Trường Chinh

church steeples at dusk. September.

migrating birds through the canopies

my uninvolved biding 

through sleeping meadows

cracks of the mountain returning

awakening memories

buds of autumn 

September 2022


nhà thờ chiều. tháng chín.

đàn chim di cư qua những hàng cây

nơi tôi ở chỉ có thế

núi đồi yên ngủ

kỷ niệm đôi khi thức giấc

mùa thu chớm về …


Đinh Trường Chinh, the poet and artist, was born in 1970 in South Vietnam. The poet currently works in IT in Virginia, U. S. A.

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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