The bird from an ancient highland

Thank you anh LVT for sowing the seeds in my garden. My garden is now an Eden of blooming glorious words of my motherland, the consuming enrichment of the vernacular of my adopted country. 

Thank you for being a part of my life my dear friend.             


The bird from an ancient highland carries a seed across the seas—




Arafura (glancing left barely at the Coral Sea)


On the biggest flattest island drops

A fluke in her garden grew—

the A, B and Cs

M for LVT

22 May 2019

Cưng không kìa, những trái cà chua cỡ đầu ngón tay, hạt nhả chắc từ chim hay dơi bay ngang qua vườn ds. Đây gọi là trên trời rơi xuống? Vui nhỉ.

January 24th, 2023

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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