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Lê Vĩnh Tài | no. 15:15 – if you won’t marry me

translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm,

if you won’t marry

me then I’ll

die

*

the young woman declined

thus sixty

years later

he 

died 

left behind the citizens 

(doubling over) with appendicitis.

_____

nếu em không lấy

anh thì anh

sẽ chết

*

cô gái cự tuyệt

và sáu

mươi năm sau

chàng

trai chết thật

bỏ lại nhân dân

vỡ mật…

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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