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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Thank you Pfizer for Viagra (35)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. A practicing pharmacist, who currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

Lê Vĩnh Tài, the translator, an acclaimed Vietnamese poet, born 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the Western Highlands, an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, interpretation by Lê Vĩnh Tài

Thank you Pfizer for Viagra
now vaccine Corona
no jab is ever a downer
a Haiku, in the ups and downs of a Poem!
***
cám ơn ông Pfizer
vì không chỉ vai-gờ-ra
còn thêm cố-rồ-na
2 lần ông chơi ngon quá nha
cứu loài người
thật đã
January 2021

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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