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Lê Vĩnh Tài | poetry did, in a hotel slept with a man (127)

and poetry knew
he would
never
love poetry

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

poetry did

 

in a hotel slept

with

a man

 

and poetry knew

he would

never

love poetry…

 

_______

 

điều liều lĩnh

mà thơ đã từng làm

 

là ngủ trong khách sạn

với

một chàng

 

mà thơ biết

chàng không

bao giờ

yêu thơ…

 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

2 replies on “Lê Vĩnh Tài | poetry did, in a hotel slept with a man (127)”

I rarely comment but I had to say something. I felt a spark of an emotion that I can’t explain. Not very helpful, I know 😂 but isn’t this what poetry should do? Concise and straight to the heart. Well done!

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