the poem, it cried

A poem in Vietnamese by Lê Vĩnh Tài
Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
Art: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

the poem

it cried

the poem

face down in its hands

the poem

it’s lonely

the poem

it left you in anger alone…


May 2019


bài thơ

nó khóc

bài thơ

nó úp mặt vào hai bàn tay

bài thơ

nó cô đơn

bài thơ 

nó bỏ bạn một mình trong cơn giận dữ…

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.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

There's magic in translating a body of work from one language to another.

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