Phạm Duy is a prolific Vietnamese song writer, composer and artist
1949 – 1999
Đinh Trường Chinh have drawn Phạm Duy in a mixed art form, he is rather secretive about the process. Hence, I’ve stopped enquiring.
His art by the day more incredibly unique. I take full pride in sharing them.
Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
An inspired piece of poetry By J. P. K. | Johandros Systems
With a guitar on his back, held by a bond made by nature.
In his arm or inner self, a piece of nature as well.
Although one which is already grayish.
Standing on a river or street between lands.
Looking beyond or back, at distant places.
While where he stands one side reflects another, but both different and yet similar.
Mud on his clothes, dusty stars, like on the hills of sand and rock.
Dying trees, on the street, the river standing.
Lonely trees on dying hills.
Holding the former beauty, the forest once standing, long ago, holding it inside, while it hurts the belly, the heart. Keeping it, seeing it, to make it visible.
All gray, dark and dying.
Then, a yellow shimmer on the round river it goes.
Drawn like a simple map, a sketch of a former island, a sand bank.
As if there once was a path or might be one, only visible to him, if he would look.
Maybe just sun rays shining from afar.
Like the milky way, stars in a big shining shape.
Just a tiny dark spot, in a bright sky.
But the sky is dark, is gray.
A dying tree, the man can see.
Between sadness and hope.