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Lê Vĩnh Tài | a red apple (230)

a red apple
a cover for worms

in time
the worms consumed the entire insides
of the apple

now we have
nothing
but worms

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm 

 

a red apple

a cover for worms

 

in time

the worms consumed the entire insides

of the apple

 

now we have

nothing

but worms

_____

 

một trái táo màu đỏ

che giấu những con sâu

 

lần hồi

những con sâu ăn rỗng ruột trái

táo

 

bây giờ chúng ta

không còn gì cả

ngoại trừ những con sâu…

 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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