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Hứa Hiếu | a poet just passed (3)

By Hứa Hiếu, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
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gone another poet just

into poetry I snuffed it out

the words ignited

By Hứa Hiếu, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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a poet just passed

I ignited a cigarette

gone another poet just

into poetry I snuffed it out

the words ignited

a flutter of white butterflies blossomed

in blooms.

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một nhà thơ vừa mất

tôi đốt một điếu thuốc

một thi sĩ khác vừa khuất

tôi dụi tàn vào thơ

những con chữ bỗng phát hỏa

đàn bướm trắng bay lên

hoa.

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HHiếu

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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