Little girls

Little girls
Born wings adorned.

She left her mother’s arms.

Her heart divided in the world…
Then they tried
They tried to clipped them
Her wings!

Pieces taken hold,
Mended firm.

The soul eternal light,
Her fire ignite,
With these wings took flight.

October 2013

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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