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Lê Vĩnh Tài | not because you’re missing in action (124)

your soul is imprisoned
somewhere
waiting
for you to turn around
and smile

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

not because you’re missing in action

 

your soul is imprisoned

somewhere

waiting

for you to turn around

and smile

_____

 

không phải bạn mất tích

 

linh hồn bạn bị giam cầm

nằm đâu đó

vẫn chờ

bạn nở nụ cười

và quay lại…

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

3 replies on “Lê Vĩnh Tài | not because you’re missing in action (124)”

I’m glad you put the English translation otherwise I might have missed out on this emotional masterpiece. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post! You have a lovely smile as well, never let it fade away. 😁 According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them. 🙂🙏

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