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Nguyễn Thái Bình | FACEBOOK (4)

When you throw happiness into the crowd
you receive
the smiles
on their lips

By Nguyễn Thái Bình, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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When you throw happiness into the crowd

you receive

the smiles 

on their lips

When you throw sadness into the crowd

you receive

the smiles

within their hearts

I chose to

hold on to the sadness

if there ever 

were for me.

.

Khi bạn quẳng niềm vui vào đám đông

bạn nhận lại

nụ cười

trên môi họ

Khi bạn quẳng nỗi muộn phiền vào đám đông

bạn nhận lại

nụ cười

trong bụng họ

tôi chọn

giữ lại muộn phiền

nếu có

cho riêng tôi.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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