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Lê Vĩnh Tài | Flying high (251)

Long ago she liked to fly high like the angels. But she forget how terrible the sunlight was flying high.

She thought we all had sunburn scars like her on our face.

By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Ngày xưa nàng thích bay cao như những thiên thần. Nàng quên khi bay cao thì ánh nắng thật khủng khiếp.

Nàng cứ tưởng ai cũng mang những vết sẹo bỏng trên gương mặt như nàng.

Long ago she liked to fly high like the angels. But she forget how terrible the sunlight was flying high.

She thought we all had sunburn scars like her on our face.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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