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Lê Vĩnh Tài |come back to me (44)

parting
the silky
scented flesh
that wants to covet you
as a rose would
swallow the sting
of a bee

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

come back
to me
embrace me
untangle my hair

hard
like a bull’s horn
the fingers
brushing the hair
parting
the silky
scented flesh
that wants to covet you
as a rose would
swallow the sting
of a bee

_____

trở lại
với tôi
ôm tôi vào lòng
vuốt lại mái tóc cho tôi

cứng
như sừng trâu
ngón tay
vuốt tóc
mở
dải lụa
da thơm
sẽ bao bọc bạn
như hoa hồng
nuốt
con ong

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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