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Lê Vĩnh Tài |practicing line breaks (create the enjambment) (228)

sometimes
that’s all there is 
in a poem
so
we won’t
remember

every words 
seems as though they’re falling
apart…

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

practicing line breaks (create the enjambment):

New year eve
.
.
.
drink
.
.
.
drink
.
.
.
drink
.
.
.
Lunar new year…
.
.
.
drink
drink
drink
.
.
.

sometimes
that’s all there is
in a poem
so
we won’t
remember

every words
seems as though they’re falling
apart…
_____

tập xuống dòng:

tết tây
.
.
.
nhậu
.
.
.
nhậu
.
.
.
nhậu
.
.
.
tết ta…
.
.
.
nhậu
nhậu
nhậu
.
.
.

đôi khi
tất cả mọi thứ
của bài thơ
là dường như
để
chúng ta không nhớ

tất cả con chữ
dường như đang vỡ
nát…

 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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