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Vũ Trọng Quang | ONE & ONE (10)

for instance like a fair embrace
locking in soft lips
the reveal of a venomous bite
the deep aching slither of the annual snake

By Vũ Trọng Quang, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

ONE & ONE

 

One wave away from the two other

a vast gloomy grey garden

a star over shadowing another

a night dark without darkness

 

ignite from within the ice

the bright flames of a rose

a pair of anxious December swallows waiting 

for January to take flight

 

for instance like a fair embrace

locking in soft lips

the reveal of a venomous bite

the deep aching slither of the annual snake

 

the blankets and mats in spasm

one hand in a fist the other letting go

deeper the endeared 

suspicion

_____

 

MỘT & MỘT

 

Người vẫy tay khỏi hai người

khu vườn rộng xám xịt

vì sao tắt vì sao

bầu trời đen không đen

 

nở từ nơi lửa băng giá

rực rỡ hoa hồng cháy bỏng

đôi chim én chậm chạp tháng chạp

chờ đập cánh một tháng một

 

ví dụ cánh tay ngà

vòng ôm cứng vòng môi mềm

lộ vết cắn rắn độc

sâu nhức lắm trườn năm Tỵ vờn

 

chăn nệm run bần bật

tay nắm xiết tay buông

sự hồ nghi yêu giấu

thấu

 

Vũ Trọng Quang

 

 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

9 replies on “Vũ Trọng Quang | ONE & ONE (10)”

Welcome. It means doing a poem for my blog as a guest post. We would email eachother and send a created poem through email then I would post it on my blog with your blog details. ❤

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That’s absolutely fine. Sure, just go to the connect page on the drop down menu of this blog and you can find my email. If you need a friend, I’m also here to talk to. ❤

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