Vũ Ngọc Giao | DRINKING ALONE (3)

the saddest of birdsongs

By Vũ Ngọc Giao, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm


*with my other namesakes

I’m sitting side by I
in the echoes of a crackling waterfall
spilling into dusk

there in a staggering moment
the saddest of birdsong
the tweets of a lifetime !


* với Vũ Hồ Như

ta về ngồi lại cùng ta
vọng âm thác lở
tràn qua cung chiều

thấy trong lạng quạng hắt hiu
con chim nào hót buồn thiu
một đời !

vũ ngọc giao

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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