On her tiny little island
Carved out by her father
She sat and pondered the universe.

All that’s written on the map of the sky
Is it fate?
“No” croaked the small frog in her small lake.
“It is just a series of probabilities.”

She stared at her tiny raft.
The glaring ocean.
August 2019

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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