soundly the night sleeps

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

soundly asleep the night

soundly asleep the rows of trees

sounding suddenly upon rooftops falling stars


on a rooftop

woke a cat just

searching for a new love 


December 2020


đêm ngủ yên

những hàng cây ngủ yên

tiếng sao rơi xuống những mái nhà


trên mái nhà

một con mèo vừa thức dậy

để đi tìm một cuộc tình khác

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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