[a portrait of Chinh]

Shades darken at day’s end
Oozes through my veins
Moistened parted lips
Blushing shy cheeks
Sweaty temples in heat
Lighting wild fire

The colour of passion
The hues of sunrise.

Beneath this old wilderness
—I’m alive!

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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