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Lê Vĩnh Tài | the poem you’ve coveted (231)

the poem
you’ve coveted

hung up
caressed and admired

taken to bed

now
your only cause
of pain

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm 

the poem
you’ve coveted

hung up
caressed and admired

taken to bed

now
your only cause
of sadness
_____

bài thơ
bạn ấp ủ nó

bạn treo nó lên
ngắm và vuốt ve

bạn ngủ với nó

và bây giờ
nó là điều duy nhất làm cho bạn buồn…

 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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