A poem in Vietnamese by Lê Vĩnh Tài
Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
Photography: Tran Hung
You’re a fungi
slow and gently
begin to show
fragile and delicate
as the earth falls beneath your feet.
chậm và thật nhẹ nhàng
bạn nhú lên
như thể cả trái đất sụp đổ dưới chân bạn.
Lê Vĩnh Tài, the poet and translator born in 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the Western Highlands and a businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.
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.